Child & Maternal Health

Infants, Children, and Women should not be allowed to die from preventable health crises.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 830 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth and
99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Not only that, but maternal mortality is higher in women living in rural areas and among poorer communities. WHO also notes that in 2017, 4.1 million (75% of all under-five deaths) occurred within the first year of life.

That is unacceptable.

And that is why we are working to create change by providing infant, child, and maternal health support and services; collect and analyze data on why mortality rates are so high in the first place, and provide physiotherapy and emotional support for children and families with disabilities.

Cervical Cancer Screening Saves Women’s Lives: Launching the first district-wide cervical cancer screening initiative in Sierra Leone

Learn about Sierra Leone’s first district-wide cervical cancer screening initiative and how they’ve screened over 2,000 women across the Bombali District.

Empowering Hope through Enable the Children

A diagnosis can feel devastating, because we all want “the best” for ourselves and our children. Imagine living in a community where you are shunned or told that your child or loved one should not live because of their disability. For many of us, this is unthinkable....

Equipping NGO and Christian Leaders in Sierra Leone as Disability Advocates

Over the past four years, Kupenda and WHI have partnered in Sierra Leone to address superstitious beliefs that disabilities are caused by a curse from God.

HILOM: Self-Care Training

Self-care is vital for our overall well-being as care providers to OSAEC survivors. This workshop focused on providing the knowledge and skills to help you develop a self-care plan. Learn how WHI’s self-care activities can help you cope with stress and improve your mental, emotional, and physical health!

Achievement Through Disability

Read Joan’s story of achievement through her disability as we celebrate both the International Day of Sport for Development & Peace and World Health Day.

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