Project 10,000 is an effort to REDUCE maternal and infant mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing 10,000 women with the education they need to understand the possible complications of pregnancy, when to seek help, and the skills to pass along this knowledge to their communities. Project 10,000 provides each woman in the program with a Birthing kit containing the necessary supplies for a normal delivery and items to keep the baby warm.
Maternal and infant mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa are unacceptably high. Many women and their newborns die from preventable complications, such as prolonged labor and eclampsia, prior to delivery. Women in the program are encouraged to seek the help of a Midwife should complications develop prior to delivery, decreasing the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR).
PWH aims to decrease the amount of unsuccessful pregnancies that would be predicted by the current IMR in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is about 52 infant deaths per 1,000 live births (World Bank, 2020). The kits also include items to ensure babies are kept warm and dry after birth.
Project 10,000 has seen significant success but we need your help to ensure we are able to reach 10,000 women!
If you or your school is interested in organizing a fundraiser for the purchase of the birthing supplies or a drive to collect diapers, blankets and hats, please e-mail us and we'd be happy to help you.
If you would like to donate new or gently used items to Project 10,000 please contact us!