Our Story

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

Our newborn Ana.

We wish a happy and healthy life for the new born, Ana! The Premature baby came out of the Neonatology Clinic healthy thanks to the treatments she took during the time she stayed at the Clinic . Little Ana, was treated with Survanta and spent 15 days in the incubator.  Except Survanta she was also […]


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Upcoming event

We are coming halfway with a humanitarian event for mothers and children of Kosovo in one of the metropolitan areas in Europe. Follow us here for more details!...

“Host an event for us” is now officially launched

-Prishtina, 11 October 2017 We are happy to announce that we have now officially launched the platform “Host an Event for Us” inviting anyone who wants to support mothers and children of Kosovo to initiate or host their own fundraisers at school, workplace, home or neighborhood. We are gladly announcing this platform due to successful previous […]


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Dr. Ilirijana Bajraktari, the Deputy Minister of Health in the Government of Albania.

-Prishtina, 11 October 2017 We congratulate Dr. Ilirijana Bajraktari for being appointed as the Deputy Minister of Health in the Government of Albania. Dr. Bajraktari is a Board Member at Action for Mothers and Children since 2013. She is quite passionate about the strategies and concepts for improving health sector particularly for the benefits of […]