For mothers in the developing world, pregnancy and childbirth come with a matrix of risks. Most complications that develop are usually preventable, but poverty and inequitable access to care mean that many will not get the help they need.
Oftentimes health conditions that exist prior to pregnancy only worsen over time as they go untreated.
Studies show that providing skilled care to women before, after, and during childbirth, can prevent common complications and save lives. 75% of maternal deaths are caused by: bleeding, infections, high blood pressure, and delivery complications.
Through our Motherkind clinics, Muslim Hands aims to provide equitable care to expectant mothers and newborns in needy communities. Moreover, our clinics educate mothers on good dietary practices and provide vaccinations for children against preventable diseases.