RURAL MIDWIVES BABIES IN SAFE HANDS
In Yemen, nearly 8 out of 10 babies die at birth or prematurely and 7 out of 10 mothers face severe pregnancy complications. The midwifery clinics cannot effectively provide safe healthcare to pregnant and lactating mothers as they lack equipment, medicine, and emergency facilities. Midwives often cannot reach out to women in need if there are located in the remote villages, in particular during emergencies. They require birth kits and equipment to offer adequate maternal and birth care.
The project will improve and increase access to basic maternal and newborn healthcare services in Maqbnah, Taizz. It will (i) rehabilitate a midwifery clinic and provide (ii) clinical equipment, medicine, emergency facilities; (iii) an ambulance; (iv) hygienic birth kits and equipment for 50 rural midwives; and (iv) midwifery technical trainings to the rural midwives on newborn and lifesaving skills. This will provide an opportunity for employed midwives to market their skills into an income generating activity.