Making Motherhood Safer in South Sudan
Ensure that pregnant women and infants have access to quality services and are protected against key causes of morbidity and mortality.
African Mission Health Foundation and Sudan Relief Foundation
2012 – present
Thanks to this project, the Ezo Primary Health Care Center—which previously lacked services for emergency obstetric and neonatal care—now provides them, along with skilled birth attendants and emergency transportation for pregnant women. CMMB also encourages, mentors, and tangibly supports traditional birth attendants to teach them how to tell pregnant women about the importance to healthy outcomes of facility-based prenatal care and delivery. The project has:
- Improved the quality of obstetric and neonatal services, including emergency services.
- Increased demand for safe motherhood services.
- Strengthened community-facility referral systems.
- Increased the number of pregnant women referred for prenatal care.
- Prevented mother-to-child transmission of HIV.