The following is an excerpt from the HEAL
Africa March newsletter. CFHI has partnered with HEAL Africa in Goma for the past six years sending a total of four containers full of life-saving Canadian medical equipment to assist in the clinic's vital mission. This year, we hope to send yet another container.
Every year in Goma, DR Congo on March 8 there is a line several miles long of people marching through the city streets. The march lasts all day, blocks the two main roads in town, and ends at the stadium where thousands of people gather for a rally. Women and men march with their churches, organizations, or families, to call for women's rights and to demand justice. Each group wears a specific fabric in honour of women's day and the line is a seemingly never-ending sea of brilliant colors.
The UN Secretary General on his visit to Goma last week said, "War in
must work together to stop this. We must invest in community-based work. I'd like to see institutions such as HEAL
Not only does HEAL
By training rural health care professionals and traditional birth attendants, HEAL
throughout rural areas so that communities can quickly take judicial action against perpetrators of violence. In these same communities, HEAL
As in all HEAL
Africa programs, the only solution is community-based. Change cannot come from the outside. It must come from within communities themselves.
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