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.
Please be assured that AMREF does not share any of its supporter’s details with any other organisation.
Corporate, Medias, Foundations, Organizations make a crucial contribution to our work as partners and fund-raisers. Being a partner of the Stand Up For African Mothers campaign will help many mothers and children in Africa. If you want to support the campaign, contact AMREF now !
Those who already support our campaign :
The ELLE Foundation was established in December 2004 by Groupe Lagardère Active to promote the empowerment of women through education, training and information. Actions such as education, scholarships, vocational training, and assistance in finding employment or starting a business have all been supported by the ELLE Foundation since its inception. ELLE Foundation supports AMREF midwives training programs in South Sudan by sponsoring the global training of 10 midwives during 18 months. In South Sudan, one midwife trained is 1000 mothers helped every year.
See the website : www.ellefondation.org
The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation operates internationally to help reduce healthcare inequalities, particularly among the most needy communities. As well as responding to humanitarian emergencies, the Foundation’s programs are designed to meet the key long term challenges of prevention, training and access to healthcare. It works toward the Millennium Development Goals, especially those relating to the fight against diseases, improving maternal and child health, and the fight against poverty. Sanofi Espoir Foundation supports AMREF midwives training programs in Uganda. The objective of the program is to train 10 000 midwives by ELearning.
See the website : www.fondation-sanofi-espoir.com
Created in 2007 by ELLE magazine, the Fondation ELLE and the Women's Forum, Women for Education honors each year an international NGO working to train women in developing countries. Women for Education and all its partners, ELLE, the Women's Forum, Fondation ELLE and Sanofi Espoir Foundation support the Stand Up For African Mothers Campaign which will be launched officially at the Women's Forum the 13th of October 2011.
See the project : www.womens-forum/women-for-education.com
Founded in 2005, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society is the first forum of its kind on both a European and international level, and in 7 years already has a legacy as a place for meetings and interactions for women from all countries and backgrounds. Unique to the Women’s Forum, women’s voices and perspectives are featured along with their male counterparts on scenario-driven major issues, and what committed actors can do to tip the balance for a better world. The 7th Edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting will be held on 13-15 October 2011 in Deauville (France) and will gather 1,250 participants from 80 countries to discuss the theme “What if? Challenge, imagination, commitment”.
See the website : www.womens-forum.com
The Liya Kebede Foundation is committed to ensuring that every woman, no matter where she lives, has access to life-saving care. We work to educate policy makers and support programs that save lives in partnership with governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations and affected communities. Because of our extensive connections with frontline health workers and the public profile of our founder, supermodel, actress and former WHO Ambassador Liya Kebede, we are uniquely positioned to implement life-saving interventions, bring successful program to global attention and advocate for maternal health to the public and world leaders.
See the website : www.theliyakebedefoundation.org
JCDecaux is the world leader in outdoor advertising, employing 10 300 people in more than 50 countries on all 5 continents. We are the only company worldwide to specialize purely in outdoor advertising, developing all of its sectors: street furniture, transport publicity and large format. We achieved turnover of 2 463 in 2011.
The Group serves communities throughout the world, supporting charitable and humanitarian projects, especially in the healthcare domain, through the donation of poster space on JCDecaux supports. Our support of AMREF's work represents a natural continuation of these efforts.
AMREF strong commitment to public health in Africa is important to us as, like JCDecaux's activities, it touches the everyday life of communities and combines proximity and partnership. Through our support, we wish to contribute to the general publicâ's recognition of this outstanding leading pan African non-governmental organization.
See the website :www.jcdecaux.com
CHASE BANK Foundation
Chase Bank is a locally progressive bank incorporated in 1995, and describes itself as a conventional one stop financial institution with a focus on the small and medium enterprises market.
The Bank, modelled around relationship banking, provides its customers with value added services while creating memorable customer experiences by ensuring all customer relationships are managed meticulously for mutual benefit. The partnership with AMREF is the first of many initiatives to be undertaken by the Chase Bank Foundation, which was registered last October under the Trustees Act in line with one of Chase Bank’s core values of social responsibility to improve the lives of those around us.
See the website : http://www.chasebank.co.ke/