100’S OF THOUSANDS

OF WOMEN DIE EACH

YEAR, ALL BECAUSE

THEY WANT A FAMILY

WELCOME

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.

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KILLER STATISTICS

Every year 289 000 women die from pregnancy worldwide, 99% of these are in the developing world.

That’s 800 a day, 33 women every hour. This compares to the maternal death rate of

16 in every 100 000 births in the western world!

THE SOLUTION

All women across the world need to have access to medical help during their labour when it is needed.

This needs to occur to stop women and babies dying during labour and also stop women getting injuries such as fistulae.

But how do you do this in areas of the world that have no medical infrastructure, or very little infrastructure, or even if they have some sort of infrastructure, but lack the trained personnel.

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PRAY

We would be blessed if you, your church, your study group or school could uphold us in prayer

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VOLUNTEER

We are seeking volunteer midwives and obstetricians to come to Ethiopia and Tanzania for 4 months, or longer if able.

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DONATE

Donate to the Barbara May Foundation to help us continue to make childbirth safer for women in need of health care.

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FUNDRAISE

If you or your organisation can hold a fundraising event and donate the proceeds to Maternity Africa.

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