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Copy of the Report Filed with The Ministry of Health

Report to the Ministry of Health, RDC From the Training of Midwives, Birthing Naturally Wednesday, August 8, 2008 We have conducted an eight day intensive training for 52 women from the villages of Nangezi, Uvira, Bukavu, Mwenga and Shabunda. Also at the

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Back in Bukavu

We ended the training this morning, and rode back to Bukavu with Senator David. We leave for Rwanda tomorrow morning. But tonight, sleep!

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Maternal health stays in the new in the DRC

This Article was put out today by Ruetgers: BRAZZAVILLE, 5 August 2008 (IRIN) – Maternal and infant mortality rates in the Republic of Congo have remained worryingly high despite measures to reduce them, a senior government official said.“The situation is still worrying,”

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No Contact, but check out this new news.

Ruetgers news outlet published this story the day Jennifer left. Emilienne Raoul — the Republic of Congo’s minister of health, social affairs and family — on Sunday called on Congolese men to take a more active role in improving maternal health in

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Ministry of Health and Pygmies

One of our tasks while in Bukavu is to meet with the Minister of Health to get final permission for the training. We actually met with him this morning – again, very interesting. It seems Dr. Florimond is a very important man

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Bukavu

Bukavu really surprised us. It is a huge city that looks like what you would expect along the Medeteranian coast. Dr. Florimond told us the city is home to over 1 million people, but was designed to hold only 300,000. It is

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Driving to Bukavu

We arrived safely in Bukavu yesterday. Interesting story, to say the least. Unfortunately, we are still dealing with the slow internet connections at internet cafes, so I cannot upload the photos. We were told we would leave at 7:00am We were up,

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Arrived in Bujumbura

We arrived in Bujumbura this afternoon. It is a very busy city. We were able to see the market and spend some time drinking a coke at the Lake. I tried to upload a photo, but I think it was too big

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Day One – Washington DC

So, it was an interesting start to the trip. Nothing major going wrong, but things didn’t go exactly right. Like I said, it was interesting. It started at church when I went to get a check for the money that had been