Midwives do much more than deliver babies. They care for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and after birth. When women and babies have problems, midwives can stabilize them, and refer them to hospitals. Plus, they're mobile, providing care to some of the most hard to reach places. But there's a shortage of midwives in our priority countries.
Your gift will help bring skilled volunteers to train midwives and other healthcare workers in Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. When pregnant women are in the care of well-trained midwives, they're more likely to give birth safely, and their babies are more likely to remain healthy. Through your gift, you'll improve the knowledge and skills of midwives, strengthen the quality of services in clinics, and raise awareness about maternal and child health in communities. You will have 10 times the impact thanks to a matching gift—and it will be put to work right away helping pregnant women and their unborn babies access the life-saving care they need.