Welcome to MaterCare International


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 >>





Thank you to everyone who participated in our conference.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Maternal Health and the Catholic Conscience” and focused on the discrimination befalling practicing Catholic Obstetricians, Gynaecologists and Midwives as well as the training of medical students and future specialists. View the full conference programme here.

You will find conference information and news items here on the conference page.





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.

Refugee Crisis: How YOU can help

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Today Pope Francis urged the world to remember the "Golden Rule" when responding to the refugee crisis.* 'Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.'- Luke 6:31* In Canada, parishes are being asked to form...