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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AMREF to launch maternal health campaign in the UK
AMREF will launch the international Stand Up for African Mothers campaign in the UK on May 23, during Africa Week, at a drinks reception at One Aldwych, a London Hotel. The event will be hosted by AMREF’s Director General, Dr Teguest Guerma, and HE Joan Rwabyomere, the Ugandan High Commissioner in London. Invitees include members of the diplomatic corp from several African embassies and high commissions, members of AMREF’s UK Board, key African diaspora contacts and potential partners for the campaign.
The Stand Up for African Mothers campaign aims to train an additional 15,000 midwives in Africa by 2015 which will reduce maternal deaths in Africa by 25%.