Motherkind

Motherkind

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Key Facts

What's going on?

99% of maternal deaths occur in developing countries

800 women die each day from preventable causes

Our Motherkind clinics serve over 11,000 people every month


Supporting Mothers Across the World

Motherkind is our maternal health campaign which aims to support new and expectant mothers in some of the most high-risk countries

There are many factors which contribute to maternal deaths, from social and cultural barriers to a lack of equipment or skills. As well as providing practical support, we're also educating people in how to provide long-term care for women in their communities.

Our work has included facilitating training for midwives in Niger, running educational workshops in villages throughout India, and establishing specialised maternal health clinics in Afghanistan and Somalia.

Our Afghanistan clinic alone assists around 360,000 people each year. Building on this success and the achievements of our clinic in Somalia, our goal is to establish a network of clinics throughout high risk areas like Afghanistan, as well as continuing with the good work we have carried out in other developing countries.

Our achievements so far have only been possible because of your generous support. This is why we ask you to continue being Motherkind.

Transforming Maternal Health in Somalia

In Somalia, where the average woman gives birth to up to seven children, the provision of healthcare for new and expectant mothers is essential to the wellbeing of the whole nation.

Muslim Hands runs a maternal health centre in Kaxda District, providing a vital lifeline to mothers and their children. Many of those we serve are displaced families with little or no income.

The clinic was established in 2012 and offers a comprehensive range of services; including pre and post-natal care, immunisations and education programmes, to over 35,000 people.

Already proving to be an asset to the community it serves, the demand for our centres is growing. With your support, we hope to reach even more mothers.

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The Long Road to Reach Her Dream: Sunia’s Journey from Refugee to Health Worker

As a mother of seven children herself, Sunia can relate to the women she visits during her role as a Community Health Worker for the Muslim Hands Motherkind clinic in Afghanistan.

Sunia has been a health worker for three years now and is passionate about helping new and expectant mothers in her community, but it took her thirty years to realise her dream of being a care provider.

Her education was left incomplete when her mother was hospitalised after a bad accident. She learnt all she could from the nurses in the hospital, but it wasn’t until she was living in a refugee camp in Pakistan, over 10 years later that she finally got the opportunity to begin training as a health worker.

When Sunia returned home to Afghanistan in 2005, she was determined to continue her learning and she joined the Muslim Hands Community Health Worker training programme in 2013.

The Long Road to Reach Her Dream

'We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth' (Qur'an 46:15)

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