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Missing midwives costs mothers’ lives

On 1 April 2011 Save the Children launched a campaign to find the missing midwives. Save the Children’s recent research suggests that globally we need 350,000 midwives, and that this shortage of skilled birth attendants means as few as 6% of women in some developing […]

Putting the last first – medical mission on the front line

‘Every child should be able to access healthcare regardless of who they are and where they are born.’This is what Cat Morris and Mary Cusack passionately believe and what has led them to work in Orissa, one of the poorest states of India. CMF has […]

Health or wealth? US budget cuts threaten international aid, but the Church can respond

Health or wealth? US budget cuts threaten international aid, but the Church can respond

As I write this post, debate rages in the US Congress over the cuts in this year’s budget – with the Republican majority seeking over $100 billion in cuts over and above Obama’s already cut down proposals. Time to accept this as a symptom of […]

A Tokenistic Recognition? DFID considers the role of faith communities in maternal health strategy

A Tokenistic Recognition? DFID considers the role of faith communities in maternal health strategy

On 30 December last year, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development published its long awaited maternal health strategy ‘Choice for women: wanted pregnancies, safe births’.   CMF was one of a number of Christian organisations involved in health and development issues that submitted comments to […]

CMF members blog from Haiti

Over the last few weeks, nine CMF members have been working in Haiti, as part of a Samaritan’s Purse team helping with the fight against cholera. We’ve been hearing from Abi Boys (whose posts are below), but just before the end of the trip we […]