• Christine Akoth is a Kenyan midwife, and she leads the maternity services in MSF primary health centres in Jamtoli and Hakimpara, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The Rohingya women prefer to give birth in their homes. Traditional practices in the community, lack of trust in healthcare providers, combined with exclusion from healthcare in Myanmar contribute to deliveries at home. MSF health promotion teams work with traditional birth attendants, and community and religious leaders to encourage expectant mothers to give birth in health facilities where they can be assisted by medical professionals. MSF in Cox’s Bazar assists deliveries, and provides antenatal and postnatal care, family planning services, menstrual regulation (Bangladesh term for safe abortion care), mental health care, and medical and psychosocial support for survivors of sexual violence.
  • Griekenland 10 september 2015 Vele vluchtelingen willen de grens over steken naar Macedonie. De politie van Macedonie laat ze passeren maar dat gaat gepaard met veel schreeuwen en soms slaan. foto: ARIE KIEVIT

KUNO: Platform for Humanitarian Knowledge Exchange in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the biggest humanitarian players in the world, and the Dutch humanitarian field is broad and diverse. Varied expertise is available from academics, policymakers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and others. Cross-sectoral exchange of knowledge, however, is modest, and translating existing knowledge into new actions and policies remains a challenge. KUNO facilitates knowledge sharing and reflection. In this way, KUNO helps the Dutch humanitarian sector to innovate and jointly meet challenges of the future. | MORE


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