health aid projects
Our ONG Enfants du Monde improves
the health of women and babies
Every day, around 830 women across the world die as a result of complications in pregnancy or childbirth, most of which could have been easily avoided. These women and their families were not aware of the risks and therefore could not make the right decision in time.
Women more aware
The health programmes of Enfants du Monde offer health education to pregnant women and their families. They learn how to take better care of themselves and their babies during pregnancy and after the birth. They are taught for example the importance of eating well throughout pregnancy and how to make sure that they and their baby stay in good health.
Healthcare workers better trained
Furthermore, our Swiss NGO helps to improve the quality of care through better and continuous training for healtcare workers. They receive training in counselling and communication so they are better able to assess the health problems of the local people and therefore provide better care.
Improved access to health care
Our health programmes also help improve access to healthcare services. We consult with local populations and together work out solutions which will help them take better care of themselves.
In the countries where we work we promote our approach which actively include local populations so that governments incorporate it in their health policies nationally.
Our NGO focuses on health and support projects in 5 countries: we provide health aid for women, mothers and babies and train healthcare workers in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Haiti and El Salvador, and offer university training in Colombia.