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

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....

Coalition K10 strengthens structure and defines main objectives of its advocacy work for year 2017

Prishtina, 7 October 2016- On September 30 and October 1, K10 Coalition conducted a two-day workshop with the aim of regulating the internal organizational and decision making structure and to establish the working plan for the next year. The attendees of the workshop that was organized Action for Mothers and Children were the representatives from […]


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Women’s Health Resource Center receives new donations

Prishtina, 5 October 2016- Rugove Corporate continues its contributions in support of the programs developed and implemented by Action for Mothers and Children. Starting from September, Rugove has begun donating bottled water to the Women’s Health Resource Center located in the Gynecology/Obstetrics Clinic in the University Clinical Center of Kosovo. This donation will be made […]