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Reducing Maternal Mortality in The Gambia

by Gambian American Foundation
Reducing Maternal Mortality in The Gambia
Reducing Maternal Mortality in The Gambia
Reducing Maternal Mortality in The Gambia
Reducing Maternal Mortality in The Gambia

Summary

This project aims to reduce 1000 Gambian women from dying during child labor annually. Many women experience severe complications or even faced death as they give birth from lack of prenatal care, severe bleeding, infections because they don't access to proper health care. We plan to provide training for community skilled birth attendants as midwives and nurses, medical supplies and nutritions program for pregnant women at health facilities in rural and urban areas.

$100,000
total goal
$99,865
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
9
days

Challenge

Many women experience severe complications or even faced death as they give birth from lack of prenatal care and nutrition, severe bleeding, infections, high blood pressure during pregnancy. This is augmented by other risk factors such as a delay in recognizing complications, delay in deciding to seek care, delay in reaching a health facility because of lack of transportation, and delay in receiving appropriate medical attentions because of the scarcity of doctors and nurses at health facilities

Solution

We intend to train 12 of women to become community skilled birth attendants in rural and urban areas as doulas, midwives, and nurses. These community trained skilled birth attendant are important for they are able to recognize the onset of complications, that will push them to advocate and provoke the need to performed essential interventions by doctors to help a woman from complications during her labor. This is especially important in the rural areas, where most childbirth takes place at home.

Long-Term Impact

Reduce maternal deaths in the country and to make giving birth a much enjoyable experience for women regardless of their socio-cultural and economic status.

Resources

http:/​/​www.gambianamericanfoundation.org

Organization Information

Gambian American Foundation

Location: Pembroke Pines, FL - USA
Website:
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Project Leader:
Mariama Jaiteh
Pembroke Pines, FL United States

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