Every year in Sub-Saharan Africa, about 200,000 mothers die as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Because of this, each year around one million children are left without a mother. Most of these deaths are easily preventable as they are the result of a simple lack of access to basic medical care.
Midwives Save Lives
With the Stand Up for African Mothers campaign, AMREF aims to train 15,000 additional African midwives by 2015. Once trained, we expect these midwives to be able to provide care for and health education to over seven million women each year.
A healthy Africa needs healthy mothers and African mothers need African midwives.
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15/05/12 +d’Afrique TV program honours AMREF and STAND UP FOR AFRICAN MOTHERS through a special broadcast on air in more than 20 countries.
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A new partnership was recently born between AMREF and Canal+ Afrique, a satellite TV channel on air in more than 20 countries of central and western Africa, through a variety of more than 80 channels. Canal+ Afrique supports AMREF and its international Campaign Stand Up For African Mothers. A special program was recorded in the studios in Paris, in which Robert Brazza, Maryse Ewanjé-Epée, Sandra Nkaké and Prisca Ogouma welcomed:
DR NGOM, expert in public health, who has been doing humanitarian work for 20 years, mainly fighting HIV. Dr Ngom joined AMREF in 2011 and is the program coordinator in Western Africa.
MURIEL GAVILA, CEO of AMREF France since 2010, who has a ten-year-experience working for NGO and international associations, and who strongly believe in the AMREF motto to “give African solutions to African problems”.
SHIRLEY SOUAGNON, humourist from the Ivory Coast, one of the matrons of AMREF and the campaign STAND UP FOR AFRICAN MOTHERS.