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CCP research suggests ways to improve uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine, which was just approved in Côte d’Ivoire for pregnant women in January.
With the “Monitor My Pregnancy” checklist developed by CCP and others, a program in Cote d’Ivoire helps women attend all pre-natal checkups.
Akiya Akhter, married as a teen, was able to postpone having a baby until she was 20. Aproma Marma, after losing her first child to malnutrition when elders insisted that she eat and sleep less during pregnancy, now has a healthy two-year-old. Mahbuba Siddiqua changed
When rains kept women from pre-natal visits and delivering their babies at the health clinic, CCP worked with local authorities who gathered resources to build a bridge over the flooding.
Economic downturns in 129 of the world’s low- and middle-income countries due to COVID-19-related lockdowns, border closings and more may have killed hundreds of thousands of children under the age of five in the first year of the pandemic.
CCP’s Ujjiban project provides counseling to pregnant Bangladeshi women and their family members on reproductive health and family planning.
The World Bank has awarded $500,000 to CCP, with the goal of creating programs to reduce malnutrition, stunting and other health issues in the DRC.
Ugandans between the ages of 18 and 29 say their access to services such as family planning and maternal and child health has been limited by the pandemic, according to a CCP survey.
“Before now, women didn’t come for” prenatal care, says Hauwa’u Ango, the treasurer of the Ward Development Committee in Yarbese. “But now they are, and not only in Yarbese but even from [far-flung] villages.”
The infant mortality rate in Baltimore’s Upton/Druid Heights has dropped by 75 percent to 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, well below Maryland’s overall rate (5.9 in 2019) and the United States rate (5.6 in 2019).
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