The lifetime risk of maternal death in Sierra Leone is 1 in 17, one of the highest in the world.
1 in 10 children in Sierra Leone won’t see their fifth birthday.
Since 1990 Sierra Leone has dramatically reduced maternal and infant mortality. There are solutions! Working together, we can further reduce suffering.
“NO mother or baby dies during childbirth in Sierra Leone due to poverty.”
“Make birth safe NOW. Make birth safe in the FUTURE.”
Motherhood should mark a beginning, not an end.
We strengthen the infrastructure of the maternal healthcare system in Sierra Leone through a midwifery training programme. Training the next generation of midwives is imperative as we work towards a system that actively promotes maternal health and wellbeing.
Working with the youngest mothers, we help teenagers learn to care for their babies and have a path back to education or a job.
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'Aminata knocked me out at our first meeting in Sydney some years ago...courage shining through as she spoke of some of her experiences in Sierra Leone. Her story, Rising Heart, will never leave you; searing, powerful, disturbing, hopeful.'
The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO
'The spirit of Aminata's story will stay with you long after you finish reading. Rising Heart has refuelled my sense of perspective and purpose. Aminata's courage in sharing this intensely personal story is rewarded with the power of inspiring hope. Thank you, Aminata, for sharing.'
Yael Stone, actor and activist