In the Agenda 2030 ("Sustainable Development Goals", SDGs), the United Nations define 17 different goals for sustainable development. The third goal, SDG 3 "Good health and well-being", specifically addresses the global problem of maternal and infant mortality. We are doing our part to help reduce maternal and infant mortality by implementing various health and aid measures in our project countries. Our aim is to strengthen prenatal and postnatal care locally and to give expectant mothers better access to high-quality obstetric care.
For example, we build maternity clinics and equip existing health centers with the necessary medical equipment and medicines. The maternity clinics have delivery rooms and professionally equipped operating theaters so that, for example, a caesarean section can be performed in the event of pregnancy complications. We also train midwives and specialist medical staff so that mothers and their children receive comprehensive care before, during and after the birth.
By ensuring an adequate water supply on site, hygiene standards can be maintained in the facilities. In this way, we reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases such as malaria, blood poisoning or diarrhea, which can occur during and after childbirth.
Our awareness-raising efforts inform the population in the surrounding regions about our health facilities and draws the attention of women and expectant mothers in particular to the need for obstetric assistance and care by trained staff.