Building BEmONC in Sierra Leone.

BEmONC is one of those appalling acronyms in use in development. But it stands for something so vital and life-giving – Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care – addressing the huge and unacceptable risks to women and babies in childbirth in Sierra Leone.  Our 2016 funding of €14,000 for Partners in Health, a long-standing and…

Support for Overseas Aid remains strong in Ireland.

Dóchas, the umbrella body for Overseas Development Aid, recently commissioned MRBI to sample attitudes in Ireland to ODA. The results confirm the Irish public’s strong and consistent support.  We constantly over-estimate what the Government spends on ODA – and still think it should do much more.  Thankfully, the “Trump” agenda does not appear to have impacted…