Malnutrition, severe work during pregnancy and a lack of hygiene are the main reasons for this. In addition, many women suffer from malaria, HIV, cholera, or other diseases that may lead to major complications during pregnancy or birth.
Existing, national health stations are difficult to reach, especially for women in rural areas. With the involvement of the local population, Hilfswerk International is setting up houses for the care of mothers. The birth houses are also places where the women can exchange, get and give help – but above all they can prepare themselves for the birth of their children: