Maternal and Child Health

CARE’s Maternal and Child Health Projects

Want to help a community lift itself from poverty? Start with the mothers. For more than six decades, mothers and children have been central to CARE Canada. Our experience shows that improving maternal and child health is essential for helping communities lift themselves out of poverty.

The Canadian government’s important investments made through the Muskoka Initiative have allowed CARE Canada to significantly upscale our maternal and child health efforts. This work targets four countries where the need is greatest: Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

CARE’s maternal and child health projects will not only improve the lives of mothers and children, their positive impact will ripple across entire communities. By the time these projects are completed in 2015, they are expected to reach more than 2.3 million people.

See CARE Canada's Maternal and Child Health expert Marnie Davidson on CTV's Power Play (May 21, 2014)

Feature projects:

Working with families, health workers and local communities, the ARNI project in Ethiopia seeks to expand access to a healthy and nutritious diet for mothers and children.


The Maziko project in Malawi works to reduce maternal and child malnutrition, delivering education at both the household and community levels while encouraging women’s social and economic empowerment.


The Tabora Adolescent and Safe Motherhood (TABASAM) project in Tanzania is working to safeguard women’s health during pregnancy, childbirth and through the immediate postnatal period.

ARNI - Zimbabwe

The ARNI project in Zimbabwe seeks to equip farmers, health workers and families with knowledge and training to ensure mothers and children enjoy a healthy and nutritious diet.


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