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 two minutes, 800 each day.

These women do not need to suffer and die. Most lives could be saved relatively easily and cheaply.


We provide maternal health programmes to save lives in childbirth in Africa

At Maternity Worldwide we have a vision of a world where all women, wherever they live, can give birth safely and without fear.  We need your help to make that vision a reality.

On average it costs just £15 to save a mother’s life during childbirth, whatever you can afford will help to make a huge difference.

What we do

Our Projects

We currently have three integrated maternal health programmes in Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia.

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.

A Mother's Story

We currently have three integrated maternal health programmes in Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Our Projects

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

What's Happening

‘Wish We Were There!’ Staycation Video/Photo Challenge

Help to support Maternity Worldwide to help villages in Malawi and Uganda to be resilient against the virus and for us to continue to save lives in childbirth.
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Maternity Worldwide Covid-19 Appeal

We’re launching this appeal at a time of great difficulty for millions of people in this country and across the world. At Maternity Worldwide we are launching an appeal to raise £10,000 so that we can support the communities where we work to continue to save lives in childbirth during this time and to help them to be more resilient to coronavirus by promoting the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene).
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Maternal Health -What’s next in the 2020s? Thursday 16th January, London.

To welcome the World Health Organisation International Year of the Nurse and Midwife Maternity Worldwide hosted the first event of the new decade to discuss and help identify the next steps to improve global maternal health.
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