Welcome to the web site of Maternity Africa. It is a local organisation in Tanzania supported by the Barbara May Foundation in Australia.
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 die. Of those who survive millions more mothers and their babies are left with permanent injuries – all because they wanted a family.