‘Incredible moment’: impoverished Mali to give free healthcare to under-fives

Sweeping health reforms, which also include free provision for pregnant women, heralded as national ‘turning point’ After decades of suffering some of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world, Mali has vowed to provide free healthcare for pregnant women and children under five in a “brave and bold” move to revamp its dismal healthcare […]

Giving girls and women the power to decide

Access to information and services for contraception and birth spacing are critical to maternal and child health programming. It is no surprise then, that IDRC is supporting research in sub-Saharan Africa to investigate emerging questions and to propose ways to improve the reproductive health of women and adolescents. Across Africa, there is a significant unmet […]