Maternal And Child Health Projects

Maternal And Child Health Projects

What is Happening?

Nearly 830 women lose their lives everyday due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. These complications mainly include infection, severe postpartum hemorrhage and high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Every year, around 20 million newborns have a low birth weight due to starvation or malnutrition before and during pregnancy, which reduces their chances of survival. These babies have a risk of death twenty times more than the other babies.

All around the world, 2 million 600 thousand babies lose their lives in their first month. According to this figure, around 7 thousand newborns die every day. Newborn deaths make up 46% of the children deaths under 5 years, and this rate was 41% in 2000. On the other hand, 99% of maternal mortalities are observed in developing countries, yet most of these deaths could be prevented if the necessary interventions and practices were provided with existing technologies and facilities in developed countries.

What do We do?

Yeryüzü Doktorları establishes maternal and child health clinics or improving the existing clinics in areas where delivery possibilities are limited and complications frequently occur. We provide many services such as routine check-ups for pregnant woman, delivering health births, medical control for nursing mothers, vaccination for babies, decreasing the mortality of children below 5 years and so on.  Also, expectant, nursing mothers and postpartum mothers are trained on baby care and reproductive health.

Syria Azez Soran Healthcare Clinic

In Syria, we have established a clinic where maternity and primary healthcare services are provided in the district of Soran in Azez where there are nearly 130 thousand of people living. We provide birth, pregnancy follow-up and primary healthcare services are provided in our clinic which has started its operations in June 2018.

Syria Azez Soran Healthcare Clinic

In Syria, we have established a clinic where maternity and primary healthcare services are provided in the district of Soran in Azez where there are nearly 130 thousand of people living. We provide birth, pregnancy follow-up and primary healthcare services are provided in our clinic which has started its operations in June 2018.

Somalia Mogadishu Maternal and Child Health Centre

We have a clinic operating in the vicinity of a refugee camp, where 50,000 internally displaced people live. It is located 13 km away from the city of Mogadishu in Somalia. Our clinic serving mother and children began their activities in May 2018, and still continues its operations today.

Somalia Ibn-i Sina Health Vocational School

In 2013, we established Ibn-i Sina Health Vocational School with the cooperation of Somali Benadir University. It first started its educational activities with 71 medical students, and continued with a total of 185 students from nursing, midwifery, laboratory technician, public health, and pharmacy departments in 2015-2016. Being 31 of them in 2014, 22 in 2015 and 26 in 2016, a total of 79 students graduated from midwifery and nursing departments at the end.

Birth Clinics in Democratic Republic of the Congo

In 2014 – 2015, we supported 2, 045 births and 16,150 examinations in rural areas by strengthening the clinics named Hewa Bora, Gambela, Mose, Kamina, Lumata, Lualaba, Ngoy-mani and Malemba. In addition, we improved the physical and technical infrastructure in Hewa Bora Hospital and Lumata and Lualaba clinics, and also contributed to the solar water well drilling in both clinics to provide a renewable energy source for the clinic.

Somalia Shifa Hospital

In 2012-2015, we facilitated a total of 1,344 births in Somalia Shifa Hospital.

Niger Koria Haoussa Maternal, Child and Nutrition Health Centre

In Niger, where access to health services is insufficient, we improved in an existing clinic in 2012 and started to support the services provided. Within the scope of these services, which continued for 15 months in the country center, we conducted the prenatal controls of a total of 935 mothers and delivered 184 births.

What can you do?

You can also afford a birth operation or support a pregnancy follow-up.

Cost of One Pregnancy Follow-up 170 ₺

Cost of One Childbirth 700 ₺