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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  »

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Our Projects

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

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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

Christmas Cards and Gifts

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Lovely selection of bespoke Christmas cards including 2 new designs and alternative gifts available to buy online

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Supporter Survey

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Could you spare 5 minutes to complete our Supporter Survey and let us know what you think of our communications?

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Buy a Bike for a Healthcare Worker

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Buy a bike for a healthcare worker in Africa to enable them to provide vital maternal and newborn healthcare in rural areas.

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