Promoting Maternal Health in Peru

Communities in the Ucayali region of Peru recently celebrated the Day of the Unborn Child with parades and festivities. INMED Andes was on the scene with information about our maternal and child health initiatives and maternity waiting homes (casas maternas) to allow pregnant women from remote communities or facing complex deliveries to reside close to a reliable health care facility with their families. INMED, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, regional health departments and municipal governments, has opened eight such homes over the past two years. INMED also helps train community health agents to provide critical education and monitoring at the casas maternas as well as throughout rural communities to reduce the risk of maternal and child mortality.… Read the rest...

Faces of Loudoun

INMED is pleased to have played a role in helping Raven, whose story is featured in the “Faces of Loudoun” series by the Community Foundation of Loudoun & Fauquier Counties. Raven and her son with special needs were able to transition out of homelessness in part through INMED’s Opening Doors program. With intensive case management, education and access to resources, Raven moved into an affordable dwelling, obtained a donated car and found stable employment.

“I am very grateful to all the people and nonprofit staff who helped us when we needed it most,” Raven says on the “Faces of Loudoun” web site http://endtheneed.org.… Read the rest...

INMED Aquaponics aired on SABC News

SABC News aired an interview with INMED South Africa’s Unathi Sihlahla and Khumbudzo Manyaga about the recent launch of INMED’s aquaponic system at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). In partnership with the Mondelēz International Foundation, this is the latest aquaponic system in a growing number of projects INMED has implemented throughout South Africa. It provides an innovative, climate-smart method of food production using limited space, and the food produced from the NMMU project will feed children in underprivileged primary schools in the Missionvale area in the Eastern Cape. Watch the news report:

#adaptiveagriculture  #aquaponics  #farming  #climatechange… Read the rest...