Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) in Detroit, MI has successfully received national accreditation through HealthConnect One’s (HC One) Community-Based Doula Accreditation Program. BMBFA underwent a rigorous process in which the HealthConnect One Accreditation Team reviewed the organization’s existing Community-Based Doula Program to ensure high-quality implementation. Community-based doulas play an important role in helping decrease maternal and infant mortality rates and increase breastfeeding rates. These women are trained to provide peer support to other women in their communities throughout pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting.
ington D.C., (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on people to get tested as an important step towards halting the spread of HIV and ending AIDS. “Know your status” is the campaign slogan for this year’s World AIDS Day, which will be celebrated tomorrow (1 December).
In the Americas, more than 34,000 women die each year from this disease, which can be prevented through vaccination, screening, and treatment of precancerous lesions.