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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

Welcome to life Esad!

Esad was born on the 28th week of pregnancy and stayed 10 days in the incubator. Esad was treated with Survanta-lung stimulating medication, CPAP-breathing regulation equipment, CRP-blood test machines and ROP eye screening. “I felt a sense of joy and sadness at the same time as Esad was born prematurely and I did not know […]

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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!...

End of Year Letter

Prishtina, 12 December, 2017 Dear friend, As a loyal supporter of Action for Mothers and Children, you may not realize how much your support really means to the premature babies, traumatized mothers, ill children, and all other families in pain. One of the babies we helped this year is Adora. Adora is born in February […]

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The Round Table on C-section rates in Kosovo is held 

-Prishtina, December 07, 2017 The round table on Cesarean birth deliveries in Kosovo was held today with healthcare professionals, policymakers and civil society representatives, organized by Action for Mothers and Children and Solidar Suisse. In the last decade, Caesarean births have been growing steadily in Kosovo, with percentage increase from 7.5 to 27.3% for the years 2000 […]

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