MATERNAL HEALTH

With the objective of reducing maternal mortality in areas affected by conflict or humanitarian emergencies, ALIMA assists women during pregnancy and assists them during childbirth, providing pre- and post-natal care.

Context

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 830 women die every day worldwide from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all maternal deaths (99%) occur in developing countries, more than half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. For the most part, these deaths can be prevented.

In our countries of intervention, millions of births take place without medical assistance or adequate equipment. Expectant mothers choose to give birth at home because they often have to travel long distances to reach a health center, or because they don’t have the means to get there. When complications arise, it is often too late.

This is why ALIMA focuses on the quality of maternal health care provided by our teams and on the accessibility of these services for the most vulnerable women.

70,000

pregnant women received prenatal care from our teams in 2019

28,000

our medical teams assisted approximately 28,000 deliveries in 2019

10

of ALIMA’s countries of intervention benefit from maternal health programs

ALIMA’s Response

ALIMA’s medical teams provide quality maternal health care in all of our countries of intervention, with the exception of Guinea.

Within our maternal health programs, ALIMA works with local health facilities and hospitals, where qualified doctors, nurses and midwives offer free consultations before, during and after childbirth.

Our teams assist with simple or complicated deliveries, including cesarean sections.

Midwives also offer family planning services and conduct home visits to provide postnatal follow-up care, for new mothers and their babies.

* Cover picture © Jennifer Lazuta / ALIMA

See the story of Nadège Karo, a midwife in the Central African Republic

Our maternal health Programs

MUAC for Mothers

MUAC for Mothers

Training mothers to early detection of malnutrition in their children

1,000 Days

1,000 Days

Caring for a child up to the age of 2 years to ensure normal development

MUAC for Mothers

MUAC for Mothers

Training mothers to early detection of malnutrition in their children

1,000 Days

1,000 Days

Caring for a child up to the age of 2 years to ensure normal development

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