Maternal Center of Excellence

No woman should die giving birth.

Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. With your support, we can help ensure that every pregnant woman can look forward to childbirth as a moment to celebrate, not one to fear.

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No woman should die giving birth.

Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, making it one of the most dangerous places to give birth.

With your support, we can help ensure that every pregnant woman can look forward to childbirth as a moment to celebrate, not one to fear.

Donate Now

Sierra Leone at a Glance

Together, we can cure this injustice.

 

With the Ministry of Health, PIH began improving the maternal care available at Koidu Government Hospital. The facility now has:

  • 24-hour electricity to support C-sections
  • a blood bank to respond to post-partum hemorrhages
  • a fully stocked pharmacy in labor and delivery
  • trainings for clinicians to improve their skills and provide better care to patients

With the support of John and Hank Green and their incredible community, PIH continues to expand this transformative work.

How many prenatal visits can you help support today?

$15 ensures a mother-to-be’s pregnancy stays safe.

 

The Maternal Center of Excellence

A bold solution to radically reduce maternal mortality in Sierra Leone

 

The new center, slated to break ground in 2021, will provide advanced maternal and child health services in Kono District and beyond. It will serve as a hub for global innovation in maternal health to be replicated in Sierra Leone and around the world. 

 

Multiply Your Impact

Isolated investments often lead to isolated results, but true partnerships can create lasting change. Make a monthly gift that provides lifesaving care.

     

Urgent Crowdfund: 1,000 Food Support Kits

nutritional support kit

Eating for two: Reducing maternal mortality requires a systemic response that is bigger than a building. Prenatal nutrition is essential. But far too often, women can't access or afford enough healthy food through their pregnancy. That's why we're crowdfunding the cost of 1,000 prenatal nutrition kits to help at-risk expectant mothers stay healthy.

 

 

Amplify the Effort

Become a maternal health advocate by starting your own fundraiser. It's easy:

  • Set a goal
  • Explain why you're supporting John and Hank Green and PIH in radically reducing maternal mortality in Sierra Leone
  • Share with your family and friends!

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Three pregnant women in Sierra Leone

Patients await maternal health appointments outside PIH-supported Wellbody Clinic. (Photo by Emma Minor / Partners In Health)