Village Midwives continue to be absolutely key to protecting mothers and babies from the trauma and risks of child birth. Over 1 million babies die within their first day throughout the world but in Darfur, our 108 midwives have saved the lives of hundreds.
Our donkey ambulances are available so that Midwives can call for help if they need to take a labouring patient urgently to hospital. As well as being trained to safely deliver babies in one of the harshest places in the world, they are also trained in baby nutrition and provide critical help to young mothers so that they do not feed small babies inappropriately in desperation. This means that the babies in our villages are cared for long after their initial delivery.
In 2012 we built a Kids for Kids Dormitory compound housing 40 new midwives each year, the midwives return to their villages fully equipped and ready to safeguard the women in their community from the dangers of child birth. It is hugely ambitious to raise funds for so many midwives each year but the numbers of lives our midwives save makes it imperative. If you can help fund a midwife please let us know. It costs £2,000 ($3,400) to train one midwife but the support and knowledge that she returns to her village with, post training (10 months) is a commodity that all women deserve.
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