Save the Children is helping pregnant women to access quality health services in Cambodia
We train and support midwives, provide support groups for mothers, and give vaccinations to children. We also provide equipment and buildings so health staff can do their job properly.
Why helping babies to survive in Cambodia is important
In recent years, Cambodia has made considerable progress towards achieving its health-related Millennium Development Goals. Unfortunately, improvements in newborn mortality have not been as positive.
Giving birth in Cambodia, particularly if you are poor, comes with high risks for the mother and the baby. The death rate for children under five years of is 40 in 1000 live births.
Save the Children's Newborn Child Survival program
Our newborn health program provides training for midwives and other health staff in Cambodia. Through mentorships and other education initiatives, we're helping to improve the quality and quantity of professional maternal healthcare. We also provide equipment and other support for health clinics and hospitals.
Save the Children educate mothers and their communities about relevant health issues and the importance of quality healthcare. Mothers groups also provide extra support after birth.