Maternal & Childhealth Advocacy International

Maternal & Childhealth Advocacy International

Charity information

Maternal & Childhealth Advocacy International

Welcome to MCAI

MCAI (Maternal & Childhealth Advocacy International) have been saving lives of seriously ill pregnant women, children and babies in areas of extreme poverty since 1995.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    OUR MISSION... To save and improve the lives of babies, children and pregnant women in areas of extreme poverty. By empowering and enabling our in-country partners to strengthen emergency health care.

    OUR VISION... F​or every baby, child, and pregnant woman to receive high quality emergency healthcare without delay.

    OUR VALUES... We believe that every woman, baby, and child has the right to access the high quality, safe, and effective health care they need in order to save, and improve, the quality of their lives - enabling them not only to live, but through empowerment and education, to have the opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives. To this end, we believe in supporting public health systems and advocating for effective treatment to be accessible to all and free at the point of delivery. We believe in, and are committed to, advocating for effective change at a local, governmental and international level. We believe in, and are committed to, finding evidence-based, innovative solutions to the clinical and systems problems we identify.
    We have six core values that underpin our work







  • Aims

    Maternal & Childhealth Advocacy International aims to:

    • Achieve better healthcare by strengthening existing health systems and working with in country partners.
    • Work with local health workers to find the suitable ways to improve healthcare and train health workers in the management of emergency healthcare.
    • Encourage education programmes to provide in-country instructors, thereby achieving a sustainable outcome in the areas where we work.
    • Develop and distributing free, up-to-date and evidence-based medical teaching materials.
    • Advocate for improvement with governments to renovate hospitals, provide medical equipment, drugs and supplies for managing emergencies.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1995

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 01445781354

    Address: 1 Columba Court Laide Highland IV22 2NL

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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