162,000 women in Africa die from complications during pregnancy & childbirth every year.
Investing in training health workers is one of the most effective ways to save lives & improve women’s health in Africa.
Our Signature Cause
Our Signature Campaign
lemlem Foundation is proud to support Amref Health Africa, the continent’s largest international health organization and it’s Stand Up for African Mothers Campaign which aims to reduce maternal deaths by 25% in six countries by training 15,000 new midwives. These midwives could reach 7.5 million mothers with critical care. Through the campaign, Amref is rolling out innovative classroom & mhealth learning programs for midwives, enrolling women who serve in the most vulnerable communities, and advocating for better working conditions for midwives in Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.Visit www.amrefusa.org to learn more.
Maternal Health Education
In Ethiopia many young women have little access to information about reproductive and maternal health. lemlem Foundation supports the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia’s peer-to-peer maternal health awareness campaign, engaging high school girls to help in sharing information about improving care for women in their communities.
Upgrading Maternity Clinics
lemlem Foundation funding trained health staff and equipped the maternity wards at two district hospitals in central Ethiopia in partnership with the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Impact: Between 2011-2015 over 10,000 women gave birth safely at the Adare Hopsital in Hawassa, Ethiopia and the number of women seeking pre and postnatal care increased by 25%. The maternal mortality rate at this hospital is now less than .1%.