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Mums Matter to Mancunians - from conception to launch

It was over a year ago when we first thought of bringing together all our campaigning efforts for mothers' health in an exhibition in our beloved City of Manchester.  The...

Warm atmosphere with delicious cakes and interesting debate about maternal health

Birth Rights Exhibition impressed Huddersfield – again!

  Every week, around 75 women in Ghana die because of complication during pregnancy and childbirth - and Midwifery society from the Huddersfield University decided to raise awareness...

A startling infographic for World AIDS Day

Here's an infographic from the king of infographics, David McCandless, showing just what a difference treatment can make for people living with AIDS. 85% of people die without treatment - compared...

Mara Banda at the Paradiso House in Lilongwe

From Malawi to Manchester:turning points in the fight against Hiv and Aids

SPEAKERS' EVENT IN MANCHESTER ON 23RD NOVEMBER 1st December -World Aids' Day- is fast approaching. Thankfully, progress has been made in terms of health provision and services for...

Come along for an insightful evening with our Project Officer from Zambia

Exciting News! Misozi Tembo, an employee of Oxfam in Zambia is coming to speak on Oxfam's projects in that country on Wednesday 14 November from 7-9 pm at the ICANDO London Conference...

Local shop selling basic malaria medicines, Kilifi, Kenya. Credit: Caroline Penn / Panos

Salt, pepper, and some malaria tablets

Good investment in community healthcare is needed to fight malaria, argues Ian Sullivan, rather than putting people's health in the hands of untrained shopkeepers. ...

Birth Rights campaign causes a stir

No matter a person's age, gender, nationality, ethnicity or culture - giving birth affects us all. For some it is a distant awareness of a mysterious and sometimes terrifying biological process,...

Selina’s two sons meet their baby sister for the first time

Bloggers support Birth Rights campaign

Mum bloggers from across South England have been writing about Oxfam's Birth Rights campaign, helping us step by step to ensure women in Ghana receive better maternal health care. Click on the...

Birth Rights photo exhibition in London

Photo: Oxfam campaigner Lucy Aitken-Read with daughter Ramona, who was born at Kings, at the exhibition. Lucy chose a homebirth with Ramona and felt secure because Kings was just five minutes away. ...

How many midwives does it take to save two (or more) lives?

Just one. One trained medical practitioner who is there to offer help, guidance and support through the profound and challenging experience of bringing new life into the world. No mother...

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