Maternity Worldwide

Maternity Worldwide Christmas 2019 Appeal

We're asking you to remember Mary and Joseph Chimwanza's Christmas story and donate to help save lives in childbirth.
raised of £7,000 target
by 152 supporters
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Mary and Joseph Chimwanza's modern Christmas story is all too similar to the Nativity tale. Just as in Biblical times, childbirth is still risky, painful and frightening for women in sub-Saharan Africa.

Every year 287,000 women die in childbirth; 99% in low-income countries. Most deaths can be avoided easily and cheaply through measures which are readily available in the UK.

The Nativity story relies on the kindness of strangers. Please support Maternity Worldwide's Christmas 2019 Campaign with a £27 donation and help us make sure unnecessary deaths in childbirth become consigned to history, rather than remaining a fact of 21st century life.

A donation of any amount will make a huge different but £27 is less than 1% of the amount a typical household in the UK spends in the run-up to Christmas. £27 could provide a safe birth and follow-up care, cover the training of a student midwife for a week or contribute towards the cost of a caesarean delivery.

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Maternity Worldwide

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Maternity Worldwide has a vision of a world in which all women and their babies are able to access safe and appropriate childbirth regardless of where they live. We exist to reduce mortality and injury associated with childbirth in Sub-Saharan Africa where the risk of dying in childbirth is highest.

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