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January 23, 2015

One Morning — and Nine Newborns!

In early 2014, an emergency call from the maternity ward at St. Elisabeth hospital in Arusha in the northern part of Tanzania reached Germany. The situation at the ward was alarming: Mothers who had given birth without complications had to leave the hospital three hours after delivery, three newborns had to share one incubator, and the corridor was turned into a delivery room when too many women were in labor at the same time.

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November 25, 2013

Making childbirth safer for Tanzania’s women

You might remember the 2012 blog post about how FedEx supported a maternity ward at a hospital in Tanzania. I am the coordinator of this project on behalf of the German medical charity action medeor, one of Europe’s largest such organizations.This summer I had the opportunity to visit the ward and see for myself with my own eyes the great progress that has been made so far. I am now delighted to report back to you.

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December 17, 2012

Making a Difference in Tanzania

Did you know that around half a million women die every year because of pregnancy related complications and that over 90% of these maternal deaths occur in developing countries? Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. This is why FedEx supports the maintenance and improvement of a maternity waiting home in Tanzania as part of our CSR activities.

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