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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

Erdi & Erda – A success story!

Erdi & Erda – twins born prematurely, in the seventh month of pregnancy, now enjoy full health after treatment with Survanta, CPAP (SiPap) equipment, Oxygen system, and respiratory tubes, all provided by donations from Action for Mothers and Children. The mother, Mirdita, is very happy with the progress of her twins.

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Upcoming event

AMC is organizing the now traditional event “Meet Us Halfway” in New York on 10 October 2019, at Yale Club , where funds for health-care services benefiting mothers and children in Kosovo are going to be raised....

Round-table discussion on “The increased number of cesarean births in Kosovo”

December 19, 2019, Pristina Today, a discussion was held on the topic “The increased number of cesarean births in Kosovo”, organized by Action for Mothers and Children (AMC) with the support of the Solidar Suisse office in Kosovo. The purpose of the round table was to discuss among the stakeholders, the causes of the increase, […]

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