Free Maternity Service
In the years 2005 to 2016, more than 20 000 poor mothers have received the professional care most of us take for granted, and their babies got a safe start to their lives. A huge number of mothers have saved their lives and being able to care for and protect their children from all the dangers they are facing in the poor villages and slums. Thank you to everyone who has contributed over the years to help us to help them. Each mothers life saved is worth everything to the child of that woman.
In 2005 NAPIC funded the Cambodian doctor Dr. Keo San so he was able to open the first free maternity clinic in the country. Those poorest in the society did not previously have the option of giving birth in clean and safe surrounding, and the number of women who visited the clinic grew quickly. In 2012 the clinic had 2526 deliveries, in 2013 a total of 2381 and in 2014 we provided a safe delivery for 2238 women!
Our statistics show that the clinic has saved the life of 10 mothers with complications each month. If these women each had three children, every month there was 30 children who got to keep their mother because of the clinic. In addition, many mothers would have contracted serious infections had they given birth at home in the slums, although we are unable to document this number.
In 2005 89% of women in Cambodia gave birth at home and 66% without professional help. In 2010 this number had been reduced to 29% - a fantastic change! Unfortunately pregnancy and complications during birth continues to be the main cause of death for women between 15 and 49 years old.
Norwegian Association For Private Initiative In Cambodia (NAPIC)