for Mothers seeks to identify, address, and prevent complications that
arise during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum, ultimately
decreasing maternal and infant mortality rates. Our
holistic strategy addresses the full spectrum of health and social
issues that limit women’s access to healthcare and that lead to maternal
and neonatal deaths: from non-functioning health systems and impeded
transport to lacking community awareness about health and family
planning. We propose to create social change by promoting health-seeking
behaviors in mothers, training community health workers (CHWs) to
monitor patients, and encouraging male participation through education.
aim to apply a new strategy to the problem of maternal/neonatal
mortality. Traditional vertically-oriented approaches, which focus on
individual diseases without integration, leave too many gaps in
coverage. Therefore, we're focusing on providing comprehensive and
horizontal preventative care:
monitoring for and treating asphyxia, diarrhea, and respiratory
ailments and by teaching mothers to detect symptoms in their babies,
we will increase the number of neonates who survive past one month and beyond one year, thereby increasing the
life expectancy of the country.
providing outreach programs and counseling services, which encourage
fathers to participate in disease screenings, antenatal care, and birth
preparedness, we will help fathers become active partners in family planning and
HIV prevention and enable women to seek care during pregnancy.
As we plan and implement our programs, we understand that community involvement and ownership are essential to achieving long-term success and sustainability.
for Mothers is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in the
US and is also registered in Uganda. LfM was founded and became
incorporated in 2008.
Did you know?
In Africa and South Asia, complications during pregnancy
and childbirth are the leading cause of death for
women of childbearing age.
Source:United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2010
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