MaterCare is an organization of Catholic health professionals dedicated to the care of mothers and babies, both born and unborn, through new initiatives of service, training, research and advocacy, which are designed to reduce the tragically high rates of maternal mortality, morbidity and abortion. MCI’s mission is to carry out the work of Evangelium Vitae (the Gospel of Life) by improving the lives and health of mothers and babies both born and unborn, through new initiatives of service, training, research, and advocacy designed to reduce the tragic levels of abortion world-wide and maternal and perinatal mortality, morbidity in developing countries. Donate Here >>
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NEWS: 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women: UN Side Event on "Best Practices for Maternal Health Care in Africa"
On March 17th, a side event at the UN during the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women brought together a panel of professionals working in the area of maternal health in Africa. The panel provided an important voice in the conversations in the West surrounding maternal health care.
"To solve the crisis of maternal health care in Africa, we first need to simply tell the truth regarding the suffering of mothers and what immediate needs can be provided to alleviate that. [...] Those who die obviously have no voice, only ours, to plead their case for adequate care, care of the sort mothers have access to in the rich world. Every mother, however, has a right to respect for her dignity, religious, moral, social and cultural values and the right to be free from unjust discrimination and coercion during pregnancy, childbirth and afterwards." -Dr. Robert Walley, Mothers Matter: Who on Earth Cares?
The full recording of this meeting is now available at: http://webtv.un.org/watch/best-practices-for-maternal-health-care-in-africa-csw60-side-event/4807036245001
Featured Project: Kenya
MaterCare International in partnership with the Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo, Kenya started Project Isiolo: a Comprehensive Rural Obstetrical Services and Training Program in February 2009 with a ground breaking ceremony and blessing. Kenya has one of the highest maternal mortality and morbidity rates in Africa. There are virtually no obstetricians, nurses, or midwives serving this vast central and northern region of Kenya where mortality rates are even higher. The purpose of the project is to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. MaterCare International has constructed a maternity hospital in Isiolo.
MCI Remembers H.E. Zygmunt Zimowski
H.E. Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski passed away yesterday, a
long time advocate of life and the dignity of the sick.
Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski was the president of the
Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care
Workers since his...