This is Amma. Amma was born last year to Regina, a woman who participated in our program with @ghei_ghana to improve health among pregnant women. Our partner works to prevent malaria and other illnesses, decrease maternal stress, and increase nutrition for women throughout their pregnancies. They provide mosquito nets for the women to sleep under, latrines and hand washing stations, and nutrition supplements.
Each woman also has a Mother Mentor who provides resources and counseling throughout the pregnancy. The mentor also helps with cognitive development for the babies. Amma and Regina join her mentor for a weekly stimulation and development session. Toys and books are given according to the child's age and participants receive counseling on how to use them while playing with their children.
Regina enjoys those moments with her daughter. “People tell me that Amma will be clever and it makes me proud."
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