At Maternity Worldwide we believe no woman or girl should die giving birth. We want to see a world where every mother, wherever she lives, is able to give birth safely and without fear. We want to stop mothers dying and suffering in pregnancy and childbirth, we want babies to live and be healthy and we want families to thrive.
Too many women and girls die in pregnancy and childbirth in developing countries. And we know that even within individual countries it is the poorest women and girls, usually those living in rural areas, who are most likely to die giving birth. That’s why we focus our work on those areas and communities where need is the greatest.
How we help
Through our integrated approach to maternal health we:
- Provide communities with information on maternal health and family planning
- Empower women by providing opportunities for them to set up their own businesses
- Improve access to health centres and hospitals
- Train local midwives and doctors to enable them to provide safe births
- Where necessary, we provide the equipment and resources needed so hospitals and health centres can enable women to give birth safely
Where we work
Since we began in 2002, Maternity Worldwide has worked in 11 developing countries to save the lives of mothers and babies. Click on the interactive map below for more information about our work in the highlighted countries.
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Our Current Projects
Ethiopia, West Wollega
You can find a summary of all our work to date in West Wollega here.
- Our early work: Phase 1: 2007-2009 – Find out about how we began our very first integrated maternal health programme. Read more »
- Our current work: Phase 2: 2010-14 – How the work is being rolled out to more villages and new services added. Read more »
- Primary Care Outreach Project – Extending work into hard to access communities. Read more »
Malawi, Zomba District
- Developing an integrated maternal health approach project in Malawi. Read more »
- How we carried out the local needs assessment and started to lay the foundations for an integrated maternal health approach. Read more »