Pregnancy Twinning comes to Nigeria!

Pregnancy Twinning comes to Nigeria!

David Deakin, Chief Executive of Chasing Zero, shares below about his recent visit to Nigeria where he trained a new team of Mother Buddies. Chasing Zero have seen huge success through it’s project work with women in this country, and so we’re now thrilled to announce that for the first

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WHAT PREGNANCY IN POVERTY REALLY LOOKS LIKE

To give birth in a hospital anywhere in the world there are certain things you need to bring. Yet in Malawi because hospitals are so under resourced, these things are not for comfort but for survival. Imagine having to bring your own razor to cut your umbilical cord, or your

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Mothers Day Campaign

The difference a Mother Buddy makes

Whilst pregnancy is a universal experience, there is huge inequality in maternal care around the world. In remote corners of Africa, women have great difficulty accessing support in pregnancy and childbirth, often with tragic results. Pregnancy Twinning brings mums together across continents to make sure more women get the maternal

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volunteer pregnancy charity faqs

Here’s to 2017 (and to you)

Here at Pregnancy Twinning HQ, January inspired us to think back over the past year and dream big for the next one. It’s been a fantastic year, with so many families in the UK linking up with families in Malawi to share the joy of new life and keep mums

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Labour pains and scooter tracks

About an hour off-road from the city of Mzuzu in Northern Malawi lies Kamwe, one of the communities Pregnancy Twinning works in. We had been jolting down a dirt track for half an hour on the way there in the morning sun when we overtook a cart pulled by two

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An update on our gestation

Just like it is in pregnancy, here at Pregnancy Twinning, we’re all about things developing over time. This summer we’ve been a little quiet as we’ve nurtured and grown the programme, led by your feedback and the needs on the ground in sub-Saharan Africa. Here are 5 things we’re excited about coming into

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Why are people in Sub-Saharan Africa shrinking?

An interesting story in the news recently revealed the world’s tallest and shortest nations. A study has tracked growth trends in 187 countries since 1914. Good news for the UK – we’ve got four inches taller on average since 1914, with the average man at 5’10’ and the average woman

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David, a father buddy, with a couple he's supported

Counter-cultural Dads

We talk about the power of mums a lot at Pregnancy Twinning, but what about the dads? In much of rural sub-Saharan Africa, pregnancy, birth and childcare are seen as very much the woman’s domain. It would be thought odd in many communities for a husband to go to an

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Our Mother buddies build great relationships with your twinned mums

Pregnancy Twinning named one of the top HIV initiatives in Malawi

We’re really pleased to report that the Pregnancy Twinning programme (also known as IMPACT – improving parent and child outcomes) was been selected in August 2015 as one of the best initiatives tackling HIV in Malawi. The award for best practice was commissioned by Malawi’s National AIDS Commission, with Chancellor College

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