This month Nurture Project International was highlighted in Green Parent Magazine in the UK.
The article shows a great overview of our work and successes over the past 18 months. Read it here now.
A powerful earthquake hit the mountainous Iran-Iraq border on 12 November, at 21:18 local time. Reaching a magnitude of 7.3, the epicentre was approximately 30km outside the Kurdish city Halabja, in Northern Iraq. More than 400 people have been killed and 7,000 injured in the devastating quake, making it the world’s deadliest this year. One aid agency has also estimated that 70,000 people are now in need of shelter following the event.
This crisis is staggering. It is estimated that one in four children aged 6 months to five years are severely malnourished. The rates for infants zero to six months are even higher with estimates at one in two children at risk of death without immediate intervention. The conditions we are seeing have us on track for for an unimaginable public health crisis on the grandest of scales.
Nurture Project International's Founder and CEO Brooke Bauer talks about our work with Traditional Birth Attendants in northern Iraq.
Toddlers can be challenging to weigh at visits and to entertain while their mothers chat, so NPI volunteer Michelle enlisted the help of some friends!
Listening, sharing in their stories and offering empathy and comfort are often just as important as providing infant feeding and maternal health support to the mothers NPI works with. In this blog, NPI volunteer Tereza tells the story of a special connection that stood the test of time.
Nurture Project International has entered into a collaborative partnership with digital HR leaders Future Knowledge and eLearning experts Pure Learning.
Nurture Project International’s CEO Brooke Bauer tells of when she and NPI’s Iraq team entered liberated eastern Mosul to respond to a request for pregnancy and lactation support.
I write as a call to everyone not to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the current refugee crisis, but to focus on the little things that we as individuals can do. A post by Kirsty Carter, Volunteer.
Mahba (changing names for their security) gave birth to a 3lb preemie, and was sent ‘home’ to the camp. A post by by Linda Roberts, Volunteer.
Nurture Project International founder and CEO Brooke Bauer will be participating in the Big Walk Kefalonia in honor of the mothers and their children who have fled war and terror.
Why does NPI ask for financial donations rather than physical donations?
You cannot live in a little bubble. Soon it will be one month since I returned from Greece. I was volunteering in two refugee camps. I still find it hard to convince myself that my modest work had any impact… I don’t know. A post by Blanca, Volunteer.
Last week I stopped by a tent to say goodbye to a mother. Her newborn child, 3 weeks old, was sleeping on a pile of blankets on the concrete floor of the former factory turned refugee camp. No crib, no stroller, no new baby clothes. Sleeping on a concrete factory floor. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.
This past weekend a mother came to the NPI feeding tent in Sindos. She has a child under two years, but this time she wasn’t coming for diapers, nutritional support, or breastfeeding advice. The mother came to our tent because she needed comfort and someone to listen. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.
Today we have awesome news from the NPI breastfeeding tent. A mother came in with her 14-day old son for his weekly weigh-in, and in the past 7 days the newborn gained 400 grams (over 14 ounces)! A post by Meredith, Volunteer.
Yesterday I joined our midwife, Cecilia, and our translator, Selsabel, as NPI opened operations at the Elpída Home for Refugees. When we first entered, I was blown away by the facility. Unlike Sindos and Kalochori where each family occupies a tent, at Elpída each family has its own room within the building. The space is spartan, but there is access to indoor plumbing, kitchen facilities, a women’s area, and recreational zones for kids. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.
My second day with NPI gave me a better idea about the ever-changing situation at the camps in Thessaloniki and how much the families living there appreciate our work. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.
Today was just my first day working with Nurture Project International, and I am already in awe of the welcoming nature and appreciation from the people we serve. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.
We love our IBCLCs!Our director Brooke was interviewed for Lactation Matters, a blog by the International Lactation Consultant Association.