Village health centers in rural Africa often can’t provide the high-quality pregnancy and childbirth care that their communities need. The challenges vary: essential equipment may be missing, staff may lack essential clinical skills, or local women may not know about the health services that are available. In these villages, women die in childbirth who should survive to raise their babies.
This gift will support the transformation of a dysfunctional rural clinic into one that provides high-quality, life-saving maternal care for women in its community. An FCI program in Kenya and Tanzania works with the managers and staff members in local health centers, equipping and empowering them to bring about urgently-needed improvements. Beyond their clinical skills, they learn how to work with health officials to get the resources they need to save lives, how to work with patients so that emergency cases receive urgent care, and how to reach out to the community so that local women and families take full advantage of pre-natal and childbirth services. Your gift of $500 will save lives by transforming an underperforming health center into one that provides the lifesaving care that every woman deserves.