Training of Traditional Birth Attendants

Addressing Maternal Mortality in Africa: A Call to Action

The Urgent Crisis: 

In Africa, maternal mortality remains an urgent concern. The World Health Organization reports a devastatingly high rate of maternal deaths in the region. Despite global progress, Africa faces a disproportionate challenge. Read the full WHO report here.

Our Collective Responsibility: 

To combat this crisis and achieve the United Nations' goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75%, we must unite. Together, we can confront and overcome the challenge of preventable maternal deaths in Africa. 

Ban Ki-moon's Call to Action: 

Highlighting a powerful statement from the former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, "In the 21st century, no woman should give her life to give life," underscoring the urgency for action. 

Join the Movement:

Join Sweet Mother International’s Campaign to Save African Women From Pregnancy-Related Deaths. Be a part of the solution.

Who We Are: 

At SMI, we celebrate motherhood. We are dedicated to supporting mothers in disadvantaged communities, ensuring their health and safety before, during, and after childbirth.

What We Do:

SMI is committed to the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, working tirelessly to reduce both poverty and maternal deaths by 75 percent.

Why We Do It: 

Our mission is critical. With Africa accounting for nearly half of the world's 600,000 pregnancy-related deaths, our work is more important than ever. 

How We Do It: 

Discover the impact of our initiatives. From educational programs to healthcare support, learn how we are making a difference." Explore our projects in Nigeria, Kenya, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire

Donation of birthing kits to health centers in Nigeria and Kenya, in collaboration with the Birthing Kit Foundation of Australia. 

This initiative is part of our commitment to improving maternal health in these communities. 

Empowering communities in Kenya, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, and Liberia through a range of initiatives designed to enhance local capacities and foster sustainable development. 

Gifts to orphanages and women in Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Nigeria, aiming to support and uplift those in vulnerable situations.

Join Our Movement

Become a part of our dynamic efforts, including rallies and lobbying of government agencies, to address and improve maternal health issues in Liberia, Kenya, and Nigeria

Your involvement can make a significant difference.

Inspirational Quotes

John Nze-Bertram

President, Sweet Mother International

Member, African Union ECOSOCC  2nd General Assembly

"Sweet Mother International recognizes Mothers as the conscience and the "Pillars of Nations". Women are the fertile ground in which humanity is grown. Any nation seeking progress takes seriously the development of women virtues since mothers are the primary source of vision for a peaceful and prosperous society."

Theodore Roosevelt 

26th President of the United States

“It is the tasks connected with the home that are the fundamental tasks of humanity….If the mother does not make her contribution, there will either be no next generation, or a next generation that is worse than none at all."

Kofi Annan

UN Secretary-General, March 8, 2003

"Study after study has shown that there is no effective development strategy in which women do not play a central role. When women are fully involved, the benefits can be seen immediately: families are healthier and better fed; their income, savings and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is also true of communities and, in the long run, of whole countries."