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

Baby Erisa

Erisa is a premature baby born in the 33 week of pregnancy and weighted 1.280 grams. Erisa was treated with a dose of Survanta and stayed in the incubator for 1 week. Throughout the time that she stayed in the Neonatology Clinic she was treated with the oxygen system, respiratory tubes, CRP, CPAP, phototherapy and […]


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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....

The 12th Health Resource Center “Mothers’ Classes” opens up in Gjilan

October 29, 2019, Gjilan We are so pleased to open the doors of the Women’s Health Resource Center “Mother’s Classes” in Gjilan, at the Main Family Medicine Center, in an official ceremony today. This initiative has been made possible thanks to the Swiss Ambassy and the cooperation with Main Family Medicine Center and Action for […]


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