We are working to address the tragedy and injustice to women who die every year in pregnancy and childbirth. 303,000 women die every year from complications in child-birth which occur mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa. 99% of all these deaths are avoidable with the right medical care and resources.
These women should not be dying. So we are taking action by providing:
We began in 2005 and grew very quickly gaining support and momentum from The Welsh Assembly, Unison and the United Nations. We have had a great deal of support from the Wales for Africa Health links grant scheme and in recent years we have had support from IHP (International Health Partners) to distribute the medication. We have been approached from all corners of Africa and now operate in 7 countries; Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Congo, Somaliland, Cameroon, Malawi and Chad.
We feel we are a unique Maternal Health charity and our vision is very simple; that no woman should die giving birth. We want to be in a position where charity intervention is not needed and that countries in Sub-Saharan Africa can stand independently.
We are striving to support Millennium Development Goal 5: Reducing Maternal Mortality globally by 2015. We are continuing to pursue this through the new sustainable development goals set from 2015-2030. We are working towards Sustainable Development Goal 3; to ensure good health and well-being. This is a continued focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health