Train midwives to help 4600 children in Cambodia



Childreach International is training midwives to keep over 4000 children happy and healthy in rural Cambodia. We're reversing the impacts of poor maternal and infant health care in Cambodia, which sees over 40,000 children die each year before their fifth birthday. Our impacts are far reaching, working to reduce the global shortage of midwives as well as driving down the unnecessary deaths caused by poor maternal and infant health care in Cambodia's Prumbymon Commune in the Takeo Province.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Maternal health is particularly at threat in Cambodia's rural areas, where long and difficult journeys make it hard for expectant mothers to reach hospitals. This has implications on the birthing stages - only 68% of women have access to a skilled attendant - and the antenatal care, with only 69% of women receiving care during pregnancy. The lack of essential maternal care is having significant impact on mothers and infants' wellbeing - 110 children die each day, mostly from preventable causes.

How will this project solve this problem?

Essential training and the means to travel to rural communities will help midwives provide vital maternal healthcare to mothers and their infants. The project will reduce the mortality rate by 15% in the Prumbymon Commune and the surrounding villages, supporting families who would otherwise lack the life saving medical attention needed during pre and post pregnancy.

Potential Long Term Impact

Midwives will be supplied with training materials used to educate women and families in hard to reach communities, raising awareness about the importance of maternal and child health care, so that families can support expectant mothers, and mothers can safely support their children long after birth.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £712

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £712 .  The original project funding goal was £10,064.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Childreach International
Childreach International

Surrey Quays, London, United Kingdom

Project Leader

Alicia Mills

London, England United Kingdom

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