Mother, Rosslyn and her baby girl, Edina Atoot
Safe Motherhood is part of our health activities in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Merlin offer effective health care and nutrition support to make sure that women are kept safe through their pregnancies and first years as new mothers.
The health care includes educating not just the women, but the whole community on things such as; why women should attend ante-natal classes, why rest and nutrition is something every pregnant women should have and why the correct vaccinations will protect her and the community’s new born children against preventable diseases.
Sadly, in these three countries 1 in every 12 (Kenya), 1 in every 10 (Ethiopia) and 1 in every 5 (Somalia) children die, before they reach their fifth birthday. Teaching moms about how to keep themselves and their babies healthy and protected from disease is, and will continue to make a positive change to those stats.
Safe Motherhood in Kenya
- The Safe Motherhood project part of the fuller health care package that Merlin is offering to communities. Currently, all objectives are on target, and the number of baby being delivered with a qualified nurse in attendance, has increased.
- ‘Malezi Bora’ (a national mother and child health awareness campaign) is running over the first two weeks of May. Merlin teams have planned activities to coincide with the rise in awareness as a result of the campaign, including a push to immunise even more children and women of child bearing age.
Mother’s Day is nearly here
Is there a special person that you want to give a unique gift to this Mother’s Day? What about giving a gift towards Merlin’s safe motherhood work in their honor? Click on this link http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/outreach-for-vital-health-services-in-rural-kenya/?show=gift to give a gift.
Plus GlobalGiving will give Merlin an additional $500 for this project, if we are one of the top 10 projects with the most donors who give gifts.
Global Giving will send an email with a personalised message to your special person. They will know that because you care, another special person can care for her child too.