Seek, reach, receive – what we need to reduce maternal mortality

Dr Kennedy Mubaiwa Higherlife Foundation Chief Executive Officer makes a case for more training programs for healthcare workers. He posits that skills improvement may help reduce maternal mortality rates in Africa.  Recently, the World Health Organisation released a report on the trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020. The numbers were a cold reminder of how ...
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Higherlife Foundation engages Health Parliamentary Portfolio Committee in implementation of cholera elimination strategy

Following Zimbabwe’s most recent cholera outbreak in 2018, at the instruction of President Mnangagwa, the Cholera Elimination Secretariat (CES) was established by Higherlife Foundation to provide catalytic support to the National Taskforce on Cholera Elimination. Recently the CES engaged the Health Parliamentary Portfolio Committee led by Hon Ruth Labode, as part of its efforts to ...
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Higherlife Foundation joins the world in commemorating World Prematurity Day

Every year an estimated 15million babies worldwide are born preterm and this number is rising. Bringing it home, preterm birth complications are one of the leading causes of neonatal (newborns) deaths in Zimbabwe with the country having a Neonatal Mortality Rate of 32 deaths per 1000 live births.  Born before their time, premature babies require intensive medical care and special equipment that ...
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Higherlife Foundation donates maternal health medical equipment to seven hospitals in Zimbabwe.

Through a generous investment from ELMA Philanthropies, Higherlife Foundation this December commenced the handover of maternal health medical equipment to seven hospitals in Zimbabwe. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the provision of essential maternal and neonatal health services and severely eroded the steady gains that Zimbabwe had made in improving mortality rates. Over the next ...
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