Gambia: Supporting Maternal Healthcare
Maternal mortality in Africa reflects the disparities between the affluent and the impoverished. With half of the Gambian population living below the poverty line, this economic divide significantly contributes to alarmingly high rates of maternal mortality, estimated at 458 per 100,000 live births. Many of the complications leading to maternal deaths are preventable or treatable. However, the absence of adequate healthcare facilities, essential supplies, or expertise often results in a lack of necessary care during childbirth.
We are delighted and honored to collaborate with the Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow Foundation (FaBB), an organization established by Her Excellency The First Lady of The Republic of The Gambia, Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow. This partnership, in conjunction with MENÀ Humanitarian & Healthcare Awareness Foundation, is dedicated to enhancing healthcare and living conditions for marginalized rural women, girls, and vulnerable children in the country.
Our contribution included the distribution of safe birthing kits (MAMA KITS), malaria rapid tests, blood glucose kits, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, gloves, and other essential medical care items. These supplies were delivered to the Farafenni General Hospital in the North Bank region, marking a significant step toward improving maternal and child healthcare in the region.