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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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Upcoming event

Our annual fundraiser in New York will be held on November 2nd, 2016 at Russian Tea Room starting at 5.30PM. Save the date and follow us here for more information....

AMC signs agreement with IPKO Foundation as recipient of their Sponsorship Program in the amount of 500 Euro

6 December, 2016 – Action for Mothers and Children signs agreement with IPKO Foundation as the  grant recipient of their Sponsorship Program. IPKO Foundation will support the development of the existing mobile application for pregnant women and baby tracker in the amount of 500 Euro. This application, currently in-development by AMC, is the first of […]

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Dr. Geroge A. Little is presented The Virginia Apgar Award

We congratulate Dr. George A. Little on being presented with The Virginia Apgar Award at #NCE2016! This award is the highest recognition in neonatal perinatal medicine and is given to individuals whose career has had a continuing influence on the well-being of newborn infants. Dr. Little. Board Member at Action for Mothers and Children, has dedicated […]

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