Action for Mothers and Children has consistently been contributing to hospitals and clinics throughout Kosovo with medical equipment. Through this campaign, we aim to gather funds and procure medical equipment destined for the pediatric clinics in Kosovo, and continue to open new Women Health Resource Centers in both urban and rural areas. Your donations will be matched, up to 50,000 Euros, by the EBRD Community Initiative (if you write in the comment of your transfer: EBRD CI).
In 2000, the infant mortality rate in Kosovo was 29 deaths per 1000 births, the highest one in Europe. Action for Mothers and Children, together with its partners, donors, and friends has been working on this battle to bring this number down for the last ten years to about 11 per 1,000 births as of today. Although doctors and nurses in Kosovo hospitals are doing the best to save the lives of children, working conditions hinder the excellence of doctors' performance in the clinics.
With the initiative of our ambassador Floriana Bajrami and her colleagues at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Kosovo, EBRD (via its Community Initiative) has agreed in principle to support Action for Mothers and Children by matching all donations for this fundraiser, up to EUR 50,000. With the funds raised by this campaign, we aim to open more Women Health Resource Centers and support the Pediatric Clinics in Kosovo and provide them with the required medical equipment.
Pediatric Clinics in Kosovo, are constantly struggling with lack of equipment and other medical necessities, and if we manage to procure the equipment they require, it will massively improve the quality of the health service they provide, for a long time to come. This equipment has a larger longevity, and in so, will be within these clinics for the foreseeable future.