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.
Maternity Worldwide Covid-19 Appeal: Saving Lives in Childbirth: Charity Begins at Home
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) principles by:
- Providing soap and sanitation products to households in villages in Uganda and Malawi.
- Providing safe health promotion on hygiene, hand washing and social distancing from specially trained staff following government guidelines and wearing PPE.
- Providing sanitation equipment for clinics and health promotion key messages for health staff