International MotherBaby Support Programs
Happy Mamas and Healthy Babies
Mamas heureuses et bébés en bonne santé
Furaha ya Mamm na Watoto walio na Afya
Umu nne nwere obi uto
Ilmaha Caafimaadka Farxsan ee Mamas
Awọn ọmọ inu ilera Ọmọ Mamas
Our International MotherBaby Support Program promotes Happy Mamas and Healthy Babies in Sub-Saharan Africa, through mother-to-mother support programs. Projects in development are located in Ghana, West Africa.
Our programs, which are currently in development, are aimed to:
Train community women in promoting maternal and infant health through our community health promoter training. Topics Covered include:
- Human Sexuality
- Family Planning
- Nutrition for Pregnancy
- Prevention of STDs and HIV and Malaria
- Emotional Well-Being During Pregnancy
- Maternal and Infant Mental Health
- Understanding the Birth Process
We also train Traditional Birth Attendants in emergency birth skills such as:
- Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage
- Helping Babies Breathe (Neonatal resuscitation & life support)
- Management of Shoulder Dystocia
- Management of Retained Placenta
- Suturing and Repair of Lacerations
- Working with women with Female Genital Cutting
- Fetal Heartrate Monitoring
- IV infusion
Midwifery Care Center
We are establishing a midwifery care center staffed by skilled birth attendants and developing emergency transport systems.
The International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization
Our work is aligned with The International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization (IMBCO) who has joined forces with the Federation ofGynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) developing a single global initiative to provide guidance and support for safe and respectful maternity care, building upon their previous work and incorporating the most recent evidence and insights into what constitutes optimal maternal and newborn health.
Launched in 2018, this initiative, The International Childbirth Initiative (ICI): 12 Steps to Safe and Respectful MotherBaby-Family Maternity Care provides clear steps for implementing evidence-based maternity care worldwide, acknowledging the interaction between the MotherBaby dyad, Family and Environment as well as their interactions with health providers and health systems. The ICI also supports the implementation of the 12 steps and self-initiated quality improvement mechanisms that can be used to monitor process, effect and engagement in safe and respectful maternity services.
For more information, see 12 Steps to Safe and Respectful MotherBaby-Family Maternity Care, please download here.
For more information, please contact our VP of Programs.