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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

Andi Sahiti says hi to you all!

Hi all, I am Andi Sahiti from Mitrovica and I was born prematurely (week 32). I made my mom, Blerina, very frightened but thanks to the medication and equipment made possible through your donations (Survanta medication, incubators, CRP equipment, and CPAP machine) I am now growing healthy. Thank you all, Andi.

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The international day to end obstetric fistula, which is marked on May 23, is marked by the Coalition of Organizations for Reproductive Health and Reproductive Health Rights. Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious injuries from which approximately 2 million women suffer and 50,000 – 100,000 others are affected annually.

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The initial meeting of the Coalition of Organizations on Reproductive Health and Reproductive Health Rights is held

This Coalition, although at its initial phases, aims to improve the policy, legal framework and awareness on reproductive health and reproductive health rights in Kosovo through regular evidence-based advocacy work of civil society organizations mobilized as a Coalition.

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