Sustaining Life Through Healthy, Compassionate Birthing, Led by Kay Sandberg
“Every baby’s first breath on Earth could be one of peace and love. Every mother should be healthy and strong. Every birth could be safe and loving, but our world is not there yet. The situation is bad… babies are unattended, deliveries have become commercialized, and mothers die from hemorrhage after childbirth because they can’t afford proper care.” Robin Lim, Midwife and 2011 CNN Hero of the Year and member of our network
It’s appalling that approximately 800 women and 8,200 newborns die each day from preventable complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. 90% of these deaths are preventable through access to quality care. For women to have “voice and choice” in accessing healthy, loving births should be a human right, not a privilege for those who can afford these choices.
Our Healthy Birthing Project provides support and connects grassroots projects in Cameroon, Ecuador, Haiti, Indonesia (Bali & Aceh), India, Mexico, Nepal, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Uganda (two locations) and formerly Tibet, to address maternal & infant mortality by education and sharing effective practices where there is no doctor. Please see the map below for our network of participating projects and a description of each. For additional information on particular projects, click on their names in the right toolbar (coming soon) and visit their websites listed.
View Global Force for Healing Network (2016) in a larger map.
CALL TO ACTION: Join us creating a world where “voice and choice” is universally recognized as every woman’s human right! We warmly invite your partnership at any level of support for our network services (www.globalforceforhealing.org/donate/) and for each project directly.
Publications (click on the title to download)
1. “Effective Global Birth Models: Innovating for Maternal & Infant Health at the Grassroots Level” (also published by Midwifery Today in 3 segments in 2015)
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace, and a soul generated by love. Coretta Scott King