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Tostan means "breakthrough" in the West African language of Wolof. Since 1991, Tostan has brought its holistic 30-month education program to thousands of communities in ten African countries: Burkina Faso, Djibouti, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Somalia, and Sudan. www.tostan.org

With Woman was established to promote a mothers’ right to give birth in a safe and nurturing environment, and for babies to be welcomed to the world gently, in calm and loving surroundings. www.withwoman.org

Circle of Health International: Working with women and their communities in times of crisis and disaster to ensure access to quality reproductive, maternal, and newborn care. www.cohintl.org/index.html

PRO.ME.TRA is as much an organism of cultural research, medical practice, scientific research structure works as an instrument of African integration and international relations through the rehabilitation of traditional medicine, ancient religions and universal spirituality. http://www.prometra.org/index.php?&lng=en

Village Reach improves access to healthcare for remote, underserved communities around the world. We partner with governments, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations to improve the performance and reliability of health systems in the most inaccessible and isolated communities. http://www.villagereach.org/Malawi_project.htm

Midwives for Midwives (MFM) is working to strengthen the capacity of traditional midwives to identify and meet the needs of the communities they serve. http://www.midwivesformidwives.org/whoweare.htm

Family Care International is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safer around the world. They work to: ensure access to quality maternal and newborn health care, help women and girls to prevent and manage unintended pregnancy, promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people and other underserved groups, and reduce the spread of HIV, especially among women and young people. http://www.familycareintl.org/en/home

Birth Without Borders seeks to bring culturally feasible medical technology and support to underprivileged indigenous communities in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates and increase breastfeeding rates world wide. http://www.birthwithoutborders.org/

 

 

 

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