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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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Upcoming event

Let's Dance for Mothers and Children event is coming on September 22nd!...

The pilot project on cervical cancer screening continues to be succesfully implemented in the Municipality of Prishtina

The pilot project providing free Pap-smears for cervical cancer screening continues to be successfully implemented in the Municipality of Prishtina. This pilot project targets screening 2,000 women of ages 25 to 50 years old until 30 November 2016. This pilot phase represents a great opportunity for early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, which is the second most common type of cancer among women. Screening allows for early detection of abnormal cells and as a result, their successful treatment.

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The educational program taught at our Women’s Health Resource Centers is accredited by the Ministry of Health

As a result of this accreditation, the personnel at primary care facilities, who at the same time work at our Women’s Health Resource Centers, will receive 15 credit points that is counted towards their credit requirements for re-licensing in the Ministry of Health and are certified to teach the program at our Women’s Health Resource Centers.

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