BirthAid: Birth Life-Saving Skills
BirthAid teaches birth-lifesaving skills, that are similar to CPR- relatively easy, actionable steps that anyone can take to help save a mother or baby’s life before, during, or immediately after birth.
A Matter of Life and Death
There are few moments in life as precious, and as dangerous as giving birth. Many of us have either experienced or know someone who has experienced birth-related complications and know how scary and even life-threatening this can be.
The Many Faces of Malnutrition
There are many faces of malnutrition, but Severe Acute Malnutrition is by far the most dangerous. If left untreated it is 100% fatal.
Stories of Impact: Vulnerable at Birth
According to UNICEF, 2.4 million babies died in their first month of life in 2020. The majority of these deaths were preventable. Premature birth, infection, and labor and delivery complications are some of the leading causes of this incredible loss of life.
Infant Mortality in Afghanistan
Infant Mortality in Afghanistan: A Story Changed By Jamie Forster, Marketing Coordinator Imagine for a moment that you are pregnant. Your local hospital recently shut down but even if it were open, you could not afford to go there. Many women and babies in your village have died in childbirth. You do not know if […]
Why are so many newborns dying?
Thousands of babies die every day around the world before they reach 28 days. Why is this happening? What can be done to stop it?
Answering NightCare’s Toughest Questions
Answering NightCare’s Toughest Questions Written by: McKenzie Thompson, Communications and Logistics Coordinator NightCare is a novel and unique program that can be difficult for some people to grasp. We get several questions on the program as well-meaning people work to understand why it is needed. The two questions that we get the most are: Why […]
Why Should I Care About Babies Across the World?
In global humanitarian work, there is a question we are often asked- Why should I care about what happens to babies and toddlers I will never meet that live in a country I will never visit? Or why should I help babies and toddlers in other countries when there is a need here in the US?
Work with Children, End Poverty
Work with Children, End Poverty Written by Regional NightCare Director, Matt Nathaniel Note: Reference to children includes babies and toddlers too. The world, in general, is not in the way it ought to be. Our greatest concern is poverty. The genuinely poor are those robbed of the ability to make choices for themselves – the […]
Surviving the Underpass
A guest post by Stephanie Drawdy, a Team Trip Volunteer from the summer of 2019. There is a Southeast Asian community that once lived in a slum known as Plankville. Its citizens lived high above running sewage and maneuvered in and out of their homes on rickety boards that often gave way. Some, including little […]