ZERO MOTHERS DIE
A Global Initiative to Save the Lives of Pregnant Women & their Newborns
Using Mobile Technologies
800 women die every day during pregnancy and childbirth due to preventable or treatable complications.
Zero Mothers Die is a global partnership initiative to save the lives of pregnant women and their newborns by disseminating mobile technologies to increase access to pregnancy information and emergency care.
Our aim is to help fulfill the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
The Zero Mothers Die App is a unique mobile health application providing essential maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) information to pregnant women, new mothers and health workers providing MNCH care to their community in different languages. Contact us to adapt the Zero Mothers Die App for your community.
Haati Takkallee Lubbuu Kennuf lubbu dhabuu hin qabdu!
Zero mothers will die giving life!
The general objective is to reduce the easily preventable causes of maternal and perinatal mortality. The regular monitoring of women’s pregnancy is necessary to allow for their correct treatment, to recommend delivery under professional care, and for the identification of woman under risk of complications during birth. Training rural health care workers in «Helping Babies Survive Training» including «Helping Babies Breathe, and Essential Care for newborns» will also reduce the development of neurological diseases in newborns and ensure their appropriate treatment in the fragile stages of life after birth. The proposed project adheres to and incorporates the national health programs known as ‘Maternal and Perinatal Surveillance and Response’ (MPDSR), and ‘The Health Sector Transformation Plan 2016-2020’ (HSTP). In these programs the reduction of infant mortality and betterment of maternal health are stated priorities. The proposed project also obeys and takes assistance from the guidelines and recommendations of the international programs under the World Health Organization known as ‘Integrated Management Pregnancy and Childbirth’ (IMPACT), ‘Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness’ (IMNCI), and ‘Infant Young and Child Nutrition’ (IYCN). The proposed project attends to the problem of uneducated healthcare workers in under-capacitated health centers in rural communities of Ethiopia, a problem which is unfortunately disregarded by the government’s allocation of its health budget, through a professional training and organized coordination of these same workers by Gambo Rural General Hospital.
Helping to save Lives at Birth
Helping Mothers Survive and Helping Babies Breathe Training
It was performed in Gambo Rural Hospital a training on Helping Mothers Survive and Helping Babies Breathe for Nurses and Midwifes from the 10 health centers in Gambo’s catchment area.
Post-Partum Hemorrhage is the first cause of maternal death.
Birth Asphyxia is the main cause of perinatal death.
Ethiopia’s maternal mortality rate is still so high, estimated to be around 412 mothers died for every 100,000 live births , it does it mean around 11000 maternal deaths every year.
46 newborns dead before 28 days of life for every 1000 births, it means around 87000 neonatal deaths and 97000 still births every year.
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