“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela
The path to end global poverty begins with better health for moms. But still today only half of women in developing countries receive the recommended healthcare during pregnancy & childbirth.
At LKF we champion innovative approaches to improve and expand maternity care. Stay up to date on our work through our newsletters.
There is an acute shortage of health workers and facilities in Subsaharan Africa to provide even basic care during pregnancy and childbirth. LKF has supported training and equipping the maternity wards at two district hospitals in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region in south central Ethiopia in partnership with the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Maternal Health Education
Many young women have little access to information and knowledge about reproductive and maternal health. Young advocates are helping to change this. LKF works with the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia on a peer-to-peer maternal health awareness campaign that engages girls in high schools across Ethiopia in sharing information about maternity care. Our goal is to help more young leaders make a difference for moms in their communities.
Advocacy to transform health policies and practices is key to improving care for mothers everywhere. LKF works with experts in the field to raise awareness and create new connections in support of safe motherhood. See our most recent campaigns:
Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
Saving Newborn Lives in Ethiopia
Reaching women with quality maternal healthcare requires the expertise, voices, and skills of a spectrum of organizations. LKF proudly collaborates within leading maternal and newborn health networks to expand the impact of our work.