News and Case Studies

Thursday 24 November 2016

Save the Children join forces with Unilever, Symrise and GIZ to support vanilla farming communities in Madagascar

Save the Children has joined forces with Unilever, vanilla supplier Symrise and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to help improve the livelihoods of vanilla farming communities in the Sava region, Madagascar. The development partnership is partly financed through the programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Saturday 22 October 2016

How the digital partograph will help in early identification and management of complications.

By Faith Naliaka

To ensure high quality care during labour, the proper use of a partograph to record key maternal and fetal data is critical. Key measurements, including cervical dilation, fetal heart rate, duration of labour and vital signs are recorded on the partograph in graph format. In this way, the progress of labour is monitored so that any delay or abnormality can be detected and treated. But in understaffed facilities, this may not happen.

Saturday 22 October 2016

The story of Vivian… A Kangaroo Mother Care Champion

By Teresa Akun

Under the DFID’s County Innovation Challenge Fund, Save the Children is working with ‘KMC champions’ – mothers who have successfully practiced Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) and who are now using their own experiences to motivate, educate and support mothers who deliver pre-term babies. Through this approach, more mothers are embracing KMC, as they can relate with the real life experiences shared by the KMC champions.

Friday 21 October 2016

165,000 vulnerable children at risk of violence, forced recruitment and separation from families as Dadaab closure looms


Kenya, 21 October 2016 - More than 165,000 vulnerable children risk violence, forced recruitment and separation from their families, as thousands leave Dadaab refugee camp ahead of its planned closure, Save the Children is warning.

While the camp’s population currently stands at nearly 277,000 – 60 per cent of which are children – tens of thousands of parents and children have already returned to Somalia in the last year following news that the camp would close in November.

Monday 17 October 2016

Habiba…A family planning success story

By Hellen Ekisa & Mary Khangai

Habiba (with baby), Sheikh and family planning champions at Lagboghol Health Facility