| Jun 2, 2023
Midwives save lives in Darfur
Thanks to your generosity, Kids for Kids has been training midwives, not only in the 110 Kids for Kids’ villages but across the whole of North Darfur.
There are over 500 Kids for Kids midwives working in villages with no other health care.
They are saving lives. Violence has erupted across the country. People cannot travel and hospitals are not functioning properly - our midwives could not be more needed. They are helping to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates, and they are providing desperately needed support to women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
With the current situation, Midwives in remote villages in Darfur are more urgently needed now than ever.
There is no health care in villages.
The few rural hospitals are not only struggling with those injured in the fighting, they are short of medicines – short of everything. The danger of travelling anywhere in Darfur is endangering the lives of expectant mothers.
Can anything be done?
It is known that many babies have been born prematurely in Khartoum since the fighting, but with virtually all hospitals under attack from indiscriminate shelling by the warring forces, mothers in labour are at great risk.
According to the UN, an estimated 219,000 women are currently pregnant in Khartoum alone, including 24,000 women expected to give birth in the coming weeks. It is not known how many face childbirth out of sight in Darfur. With intermittent electricity in the capital more than 50 new born babies died in one week alone. It is not known how many have died without proper health care in Darfur.
With your support, we can train and support midwives where they are most needed.
It costs £2000 to train a midwife in Darfur, including medical kit, uniform and leather sandals. Would you be able to contribute towards this cost please?
We also provide strong fast donkeys – the only transport in remote villages - £250 – and a solar lantern - £75.