Maternity Worldwide is a charity which works in low-income countries to help women and girls access the high quality maternal health care they need to be able to give birth safely.

Having a baby should be a time of great joy and hope. But every year across the world 287,000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth. That’s one mother dying every 2 minutes, 800 each day. These women do not need to suffer and die; most lives could be saved relatively easily and cheaply. Find out more  »


Our Projects

We currently have three integrated maternal health programmes in Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia. Find out more about them here ».


Who we support

We work with mothers who are in the greatest need and at the highest risk of dying during pregnancy or childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more »

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A mother’s story

Read about the mothers we have helped to ensure they can safely deliver their baby. Read more »

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How you can support us

Help us to continue saving lives in childbirth by getting involved with our events, fundraising or volunteering in the UK or Africa. Read more »

What’s Happening

Summer Concert – Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3

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Join us for a special concert of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with Jayson Gillham and the London City Orchestra on 2nd June at St James’s Piccadilly

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Father’s Day Gifts

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Great Father’s Day gifts which will help Dads be Dads in Africa by enabling safe births for their partners and babies.

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Muffins for Midwives

Muffins for Midwives

Host a Muffins for Midwives tea party, coffee morning or cake sale this May to help train midwives in Africa.

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