Our Story

Around “Action for Mothers and Children” many supporters from Kosovo and Dartmouth Medical School gathered to make the dream true and founded initially the “Foundation for Healthy Mothers and Babies” in 2009 with the simple goal to save the lives of mothers and their children in Kosovo, under the initiative of Dr. James Strickler, Emeritus Co-Chair, Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee and Emeritus Dean at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The impetus for creating this new nonprofit organization emanates from USAID funded reproductive health programs that have been implemented by Doctors of the World, AIHA, AmeriCares, the Dartmouth Medical School and their many colleagues in Kosovo.

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 mission is to save lives and improve the health of infants, mothers, and children in the Republic of Kosovo. To achieve our mission, we implement various projects and programs that have a deep and lasting impact on the health system and provide long-term solutions.

In tandem with AMC’s mission, we work with stakeholders and communities in the area of mother and child health and rights by:

  • Advocating vigorously for better healthcare for women, mothers, and children;
  • Undertaking research and studies on the health of women, mothers, and children and present health care system challenges;
  • Developing and implementing programs and projects that will contribute to the improvement of health outcomes for women and children in Kosovo;
  • Giving high priority to those activities that address poor maternal and child health indicators;
  • Collaborating and working in synergy with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders with similar goals and objectives.


The impetus for creating this new nonprofit organization emanates


The impetus for creating this new nonprofit organization emanates


The impetus for creating this new nonprofit organization emanates


AMC’s vision is that all women and children in Kosovo can realize their right to a qualitative life, health, and wellbeing with no women or child left behind in this vision.