Stand Up for African Mothers Campaign
Support AMREF’s campaign to improve maternal health in Africa to save women’s lives.
Giving life should be a time of joy, not death. Yet the disturbing truth is that on average, each year in sub-Saharan Africa 200,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth. Sadly, most of these deaths could be easily prevented if basic medical care was available.
Training health workers, particularly midwives, is the most cost-effective way to reduce maternal mortality. In light of the tremendous shortage of health workers at all levels across Africa, AMREF has committed to training more than 15,000 midwives over the coming years.
Once trained, these midwives will be able to provide care for and health education to over seven million women each year– saving the lives of countless mothers and newborns. (Sign the petition to nominate an African Midwife for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015!)
A healthy Africa needs healthy mothers, and African mothers need African midwives.
Sign the petition to nominate an African Midwife for the nobel peace prize in 2015!