Saving Mothers Lives at the Community Level

$1,718 $48,282
Raised Remaining


By ensuring mothers and frontline health providers in Mozambique have access to simple, proven, and affordable technologies, thousands of lives can be saved during pregnancy and childbirth.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Women are dying unnecessarily. In Mozambique, 70% of the population is rural, often hundreds of miles from the nearest hospital. More than half of mothers deliver their babies at home and women here have a 1 in 37 lifetime risk of dying from maternal causes; an estimated 1,500 mothers will die each year due to excessive bleeding after childbirth alone. The greatest tragedy is that these deaths are largely preventable if only existing technology and medicines where made available to women.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our project brings life-saving generic tablets to rural women for management of excessive bleeding after childbirth and emergency post abortion care. We bring products to people through applied research, training, distribution and policy development.

Potential Long Term Impact

We address a persistent gap in service delivery at the village level with a focus on reducing barriers to access and enhancing human capacity to improve health. When a mother’s life is saved, her child, family and entire community benefit.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,718

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,718 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Colleen O'Connor

Anaheim, CA United States

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