Improving Maternal Health
What Mamas 4 Mamas is Doing
Mamas 4 Mamas is a community based, grass roots organization. We believe this is a strength, as it allows us to be nimble in arranging partnerships with other like-minded grassroots organizations and also to form personal connection with the communities and organizations we support.
Post-Partum Hemorrhage is severe bleeding following delivery. It is one of the leading causes of Maternal Mortality in both developed and developing countries. Tragically, there are more deaths from Post-Partum Hemorrhage in Africa where medical facilities and medication to control bleeding are often lacking. Mamas 4 Mamas has partnered with Life for African Mothers to supply medication to decrease death from severe bleeding and eclampsia.
We believe in the power of education to change the world. Mamas 4 Mamas provides annual scholarships to students in the Masters of Nursing (Midwifery & Women's Health) program. In our first year (2017), we provided one scholarship and we are eager to increase the number of students we support in the future. This program is especially valuable, as post-graduate students have proven their dedication to their field and will be the change-makers in their communities.
Currently we have partnered with Makarere University in Uganada. This partnership was facilitated through NEPAD (the technical body of the African Union). Scholarship recipients will form part of the Mamas 4 Mamas International Advisory Committee of Midwives. The role of this committee is to report on the maternal health trends in their communities, as seen through their work as midwives. They will also facilitate future community partnerships.
Mamas 4 Mamas partners with small, grassroots organizations in developing countries who are delivering maternal health services. In the past, we partnered with Dar a Luz in Honduras, Central America to support their work with volunteer Doulas in the public hospitals and Traditional Midwives in rural communities. Depending on the needs of our partners and our capacity, these partnerships may be short or long term.