Supporting maternal health in Somalia
Your gift of mother and new born baby care
Health is the greatest gift any family can receive.
Expectant mothers in war-torn Somalia often die because the hospital is too far away.
Your thoughtful gift helps stop this tragic loss of life in two ways.
Firstly, mothers will attend antenatal clinics which improve their health and the birth experience.
Secondly, it will help train midwives to care for the mothers and deliver their babies safely in a clinic.
Safer births in Somalia
Midwife Amran Khalif attends new mother Bishara Ali Kitnige at the Khalil hospital, southern Somalia.
Somalia has high infant and maternal mortality rates. One in 22 mothers giving birth can die and one in 25 babies can die within the first month.
This gift helps to fund Traditional Birth Attendants who bring the mother to a clinic and a midwife, like Amran, who delivers the baby.
Encouraging mothers to give birth in a clinic with a midwife increasing the survival chances of both mother and baby.