PROTECTION OF NEW LIFE
To provide those on the ground with the resources to provide help to Mothers in need by the provision of health care and education
June 2011 - July 2015
Kosova SUpport Group
Promoting antenatal care and education in a number of communities i Kosovo including those of minority ethnic groups
In addition supporting research currently into the reasons why too many babies die in Kosovo before or shortly after birth
providing antenatal care vists at homein the local village
Sending trained workers to various villages to provide educaton also identifing needy individualsin the community who are dropping through the health and social service support system
Employing initially a local midwife and trainer already helpng to do the work and a lostician and driver to resource essential equipment and provide a security for the wokers in the field
To reduce infant deaths and modern care for the mothers
Activities» By providing midwives and local doctors with the resources they need to visit the many outlyinfg villages to provide health care education
Success will be...a reduction in infant deaths
By providing reasarch into the reasons why so many babies die structures can be put in place to reduce the deaths
As woman are not treated with a lot of respect in many areas of Kosovo even more so in the more isolated villages or female workers could be at risk of abuse we wil supply them with a male driver and logistician, also as local midwives they have some standing in the community and will be able to provide the help required as well as being involved in research into the early deaths of babies and infants
by written and photographic 6 monthly reports by e mail
Budget - Project Cost: £20,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £8,000 medical equipment equipment and medication required to provide care for mothers and babies £6,000 living expenses wages for 1 midwife and driver £3,000 transport costs fuel and running cost for vehicle already donated £3,000 educational equipment litretature and training equipment
Based in the south of Kosova in a the town of Kacinick this town is central to the area needing the help
Many of the expectant mothers have no way of coming to a local health centre for check ups or may even not be allowed to go by the husband and family as they would feel the family can provide all the help required which can prove harmful to the mother and baby.
Also young teenagers can be given health education in what will be considered a safe environement
We have been working inKosova for 10years and have many local contacts in the area.
We and our main partner are NGOs in Kosova
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Mary is a UK Gynocoligist now living in Kosova and has been living and working in the area for nearly 12 years