It Should Not Cost Life to Give Life
Every other minute, a woman dies of causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. Every seventh second, a newborn suffers the same fate. Maternity Foundation works to ensure safer births for women and newborns – everywhere.
Most maternal deaths happen in poor and fragile settings, but the majority can be prevented if the women receive quality care from a skilled healthcare professional.
That is why Maternity Foundation is building midwifery knowledge and skills among healthcare professionals in low-resource areas. We do so by providing innovative learning programmes and life-saving and cost-effective digital health solutions, including the Safe Delivery App.
For every woman who dies, 20 – 30 women suffer preventable injuries, infections, or become disabled from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. By building up midwifery knowledge and skills, we also work to end preventable maternal morbidity and harm.
Maternity Foundation has Danish roots but is a global organisation within maternal and newborn health, digital solutions, and learning programmes.
In 2005, we started out as a smaller Danish organisation working in western Ethiopia. Today, we are an international NGO with offices in Ethiopia, India, and Denmark and engagements in multiple countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and Asia. In 2023, we expanded our work into Latin America and the Caribbean.
By the end of 2023, we have reached more than 400,000 healthcare professionals in low and middle-income countries.
Since 2010, HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been a patron of Maternity Foundation.