16 January 2020

Maternal, newborn, and child health

Every year, 1 million children lose their mother

About 830 mothers die every day as a result of their pregnancy or childbirth.

In most cases, a fatal outcome could have been avoided. Often complications occur that could have been prevented if professional medical supervision had been available during childbirth. Timely detection and proper treatment can make a world of difference!

Human dignity

Hospitals and health centres are in poor condition with insufficient medical equipment, and there is a constant shortage of medicines. Women often give birth on improvised wooden or rusted delivery tables, in dilapidated huts or by the light of a petroleum lamp. Blood for transfusions cannot be stored because hospitals do not always have electricity.