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Immediately after the war in Kosovo, in 2000, the infant mortality rate was 29 deaths per 1000 births, one of the highest in Europe. Action for Mothers and Children, together with its partners, donors, and friends has been at the forefront of the battle to bring this number down for the last ten years to about 11 per 1,000 births as of today. The battle has not ended yet! Around “Action for Mothers and Children” many supporters gathered to make their dream true and founded initially the “Foundation for Healthy Mothers and Babies” in 2009, under the initiative of Dr. James Strickler. Influential individuals from health, business, culture and economic sectors from Kosovo, US, and Diaspora (including among others Ardiana Bunjaku, Jehona Gjurgjeala, Rexhep Hoxha, Richard Lukaj, Bekim Ahmetaj, Ilirjana Bajraktari, George Little, Philip Sigwart, Ilir Hoxha and recently princess to be Elia Zaharia) joined the efforts to support the cause and grew the foundation into today’s “Action for Mothers and Children” since 2013. Our simple goal is to save the lives of children and mothers in Kosovo.

Stories from our winners

Brave Adea

Sweet brave Adea captured our hearts the moment we laid eyes on her. Since the very first moment she came into this life, at her mother’s seventh month of pregnancy, she struggled with her health. After being treated with Survanta, and treated to oxygen system, she stayed in the incubator, had her blood analysis workup […]

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We are bringing the new Women's Health Resource Center in Kacanik on Friday! Follow us for more news...

New Women’s Health Resource Center opens up in Kaçanik

In the opening ceremony in Kacanik, deputy minister Dr. Izet Sadiku declared that “through these centers we are informing and raising awareness of new partners in their care and preparation during and throughout the whole process of pregnancy, but also for their children. The Ministry of Health has accredited this program and is committed to continue the cooperation with Action for Mothers and Children in expanding such information centers in each municipality.”

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More than 40 pathologists in the Institute of Pathology trained on cervical cytology

Over a period of four days, pathologists in the Institute of Pathology in the Hospital and University Clinical Service of Kosovo, had the opportunity to undergo an intensive training organized in the scope of the National Program for Cervical Cancer Screening, which is a continuation of the cervical cancer screening pilot project implemented during 2016. The training has been accredited by the Board for Continuous Medical Education, contributing towards the medical professionals’’ relicensing.

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