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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....

The second “Designer Week” has been concluded at charity shop Teshavesha

29 December, 2016 – Approaching New Year, under the lead of  Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association and Empower Private Sector, Kosovo philanthropic designers donated their creations as a means to give their contribution to the community. Designers of the second ‘Designer Week’ include Jetmira Bejtullahu, Lia Stublla, Krenare Rugova, Shema Sahiti, Fetije Mehmeti, Njomëza Luci, SOLID, who donated pieces […]

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What will the obligatory health insurance cover with regards to reproductive health?

December 20, 2016 – Organized by Coalition K10 of non-governmental organizations for sexual reproductive health and reproductive rights and supported by the United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA, Office in Kosovo, a round table was held today aiming to discuss the content of the basic package of the obligatory health insurance scheme, expected to be […]

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