Welcome to the web site of Maternity Africa. It is a local organisation in Tanzania wholly supported by donors from around the world.
Each day across the world countless women give birth to their babies, most of whom do not have access to good safe medical care as we do in the west. The unfortunate truth is most have no access to any medical care during their births.
As a result hundreds of thousands of women die each year and many more babies also die. Of those who survive millions more mothers and their babies are left with permanent injuries – all because they wanted a family.
Every year 289 000 women die from pregnancy worldwide
99% of these are in the developing world.
This needs to occur to stop women and babies dying and also stop women getting injuries such as fistulae.
But how do you do this in areas of the world that have little or no medical infrastructure or where there is an infrastructure there are insuffient adequately trained personnel?