We've partnered with communities in Brazil, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Healthier futures for women and girls in Ethiopia
Thank you to those who signed up to this project, we're delighted to say that it is now fully funded. For those who have signed up, the donation deadline is 30 October 2017.
Ethiopia has some of the world’s highest rates of maternal, neonatal and child mortality.
There is limited access to reproductive healthcare and education and a lack of access to contraception and family planning services.
Gender inequality and harmful traditional practices have led to many deaths and injuries due to unsafe abortion.
Thanks to our supporters, our partners will be improving access to reproductive health services and the information necessary to make informed family planning choices.
The project aims to increase women’s access to contraception while improving child and maternal health.
To improve people’s health, we must educate communities and work with them to improve their prospects. Giving women support to receive an education, such as learning basic maths and literacy skills, means women are more employable, can manage their finances and can have a voice in their community.
Nurturing change in Kenya
Child and maternal mortality rates in Kenya are unacceptably high. In Narok County, 435 women die in childbirth for every 100,000 births.
Less than 30% of the population has access to basic maternal healthcare but only 17% actually use these services. Women often rely on traditional birth attendants – usually elderly women with little or no formal training – rather than go to a clinic.
Thanks to our supporters, this match funded project will revolutionise maternal healthcare in Narok County.
Working together in conjunction with local authorities and national government, our partners will build two new maternity wards and renovate three more, as well as provide medicines, ambulances and basic medical equipment.
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