A video showing how PIH’s Maternal Mortality Reduction is working to save the lives of women and children in the rural mountains of Lesotho.


In the tiny African nation of Lesotho, an alarming number of women – 1 in 48 – die during childbirth. Even minor complications often become life-threatening conditions, primarily due to the lack of basic medical care. 

PIH’s Maternal Mortality Reduction Program at Bobete Health Center has trained 100 maternal health workers (MHWs) to accompany pregnant women living in remote villages surrounding Bobete for treatment during their pregnancies and for safer deliveries. During the first year of the program, deliveries at Bobete Health Center rose 350 percent. PIH has trained over 650 MHWs across its 7 rural clinics and at the PIH-supported hospital in Mamohau.

Learn more about PIH’s work in Lesotho.