“They used to deliver at home and everything ends there. But with me, the difference is that I take my wife to the hospital.”
Living in a rural community in Kenya, where most people see parenting and caregiving as a woman’s role, David is an engaged father to his two daughters, Marion and Florence. He also made sure his wife Ruth had the support and professional care she needed during her recent pregnancy, thanks to the support of their community health volunteer and the upgraded services at the Kenyenya hospital.
In a Heartbeat features the stories of people who are championing better health in their communities. Learn how Canadians are helping communities in Africa and Asia drive progress – and how these women and men are changing lives, one heartbeat at a time.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada invests in support and training for community members and a range of healthcare professionals who are champions for change. With the support of the Government of Canada and thousands of individual Canadians, our programs promote the empowerment of women and girls, and invest in health and nutrition, education, economic inclusion, agriculture and food security, early childhood development, and civil society across Africa and Asia.
Footage for this film was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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