Some 350,000 women die each year from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
40 % of women do not receive prenatal care.
One trained African midwife can take care of 500 mothers per year.
In partnership with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the foundation developed a digital platform Connecting Midwives dedicated to midwives in order to :
- Facilitate network building and provide an opportunity for midwives to publish their projects through the Care Challenge website
- Communicate with others midwives and share information, articles and professional resources on their work via the icmPlatform
- Promote their participation in Midwives for Life Awards that reward and raise awareness of midwives’ projects