Afghan Safe Birthing Program

September 7, 2012By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund, Safe Birthing Afghanistan No Comments

Organized by Rose Charities’ partner: the Tabish Social Health Organization, the first short course in safe birthing has been conducted in the Northern Province IDP (Internally Displaced Person) Camp. It is estimated (WHO) that a woman dies every two hours in Afghanistan as a consequence of or during childbirth. The Afghan Health Ministry reports that about 18,000 Afghan … Read More

HEADA first phase completed!

March 29, 2012By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

Health and Development Agency Uganda has successfully completed the first phase of the Impact through Peers Project in which Peer Group Trainers and Peer Group Educators were trained. Starting April 2012, we will implement the second phase in which we shall establish and operationalize Peer Group Clubs in six schools in Mbarara municipality South western … Read More

Rose Charities Celebrates…

March 8, 2012By Josephine De FreitasCambodia Eye Centre, Emergency Response, Hillman Fund, Malambo Grassroots Zambia, Microcredit Sri Lanka, Safe Birthing Afghanistan, Vietnam

Rose Charities Celebrates International Women’s Day ! Rose Charities has many projects aimed specifically at women. Often women are the most overlooked group when it comes to international aid projects, but we feel that any project aimed at women has a far reaching effect throughout the community. From women’s support groups to vocational training, we … Read More

Women’s Health Workshop in Afghanistan

September 29, 2011By Josephine De FreitasGeneral Interest, Hillman Fund, Safe Birthing Afghanistan

1st Tabish-Hillman (Rose Charities) Womens Community Health Training has been implemented. Around 40 women from different communities and health centers received the training.    Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of both maternal and infant mortality in childbirth in the world (see below) “UN figures show that the number of women who perish in … Read More

Medical Clinics in Uganda

August 27, 2011By Josephine De FreitasBrighter Smiles Uganda, Hillman Fund

Community school clinics begin The first clinic to be held at the African Hearts Community School has been conducted by the 2011 UBC GHI team. The predominant illness requiring emergency treatment was malaria and the most severe, loss of vision due to inflammation of the retina caused by Toxoplasmosis. Many children had acute respiratory infections … Read More

Brighter Smiles Program Reseach

August 27, 2011By Josephine De FreitasBrighter Smiles Uganda, Hillman Fund

Research on Health Promoting Schools The most recent research article evaluating the Brighter Smiles program has been published by The International Journal of Family Medicine. Canadian medical trainees cited their involvement in delivering the school-based program and ability to effect significant and positive change in both the participating children and the community as reasons why … Read More

Hands up for Africa (member of AFRose)

May 21, 2011By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund

HANDS UP FOR AFRICA – Vancouver-based – Member of AFRose group of Rose Charities Canada independent member projects – Formed in 2007 after tragic death of Avchen Pinkard (nee Harivel) – Website is www.handsupforafrica.org – E-mail is info@handsupforafrica.org – Administered by a Board – see website Projects 1. Support for girls-at-risk in Nairobi through annual … Read More