Make a mother’s day in Guinea Bissau

Mother’s Day is the time when everyone in the UK lucky enough to be able to, celebrates and spoils their mum.

Elsewhere it is a fact that nearly 1,000 women are still dying everyday during pregnancy or childbirth due to complications, a lack of medical care and unsanitary dirty conditions. On Mother’s Day that means that nearly 1,000 mums will lose their life and newborn babies will have to grow up without their mum by their side. Heartbreaking stuff.

 Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west

 Maternal mortality is extremely high with 1 in every 18 women at risk of dying during pregnancy or child birth with less than half of births attended by a skilled health professional such as a doctor, midwife or nurse.

 Call to action: UNICEF believes it is wrong that women in Guinea Bissau are still dying during pregnancy and childbirth and is working in the country to try and help put this right but they need our help. 

 This Mothers Day please help them save ‘1,000 mums lives’ and make sure no child is born without their mother, by buying the Deliver a Baby pack, which contains all the medical equipment needed to safely deliver a baby and help keep a mum safe during the birth. It costs £23 and includes medicines and delivery sterilisation and resuscitation equipment.

It’s almost exactly what it would cost you to send flowers.

Why not consider making your mum a gift with your kids and spend your money on a baby pack instead? I’m sure your mum would be pleased. Just look in my speacial occasions tab at the top of this page for loads of hand made mothers day gift ides.

More information….. 

UNICEF is the worlds leading children organisation, supports children and their mothers in over 190 countries, working to combat deadly illnesses such as malaria and tetanus, protecting children from exploitation and violence, ensuring that mothers can deliver their babies safely and supporting families affected by emergencies.

 UNICEF Inspired Gifts such as the ‘Deliver a Baby pack’ are real supplies – like vaccines, medicines, food, ware containers, and education materials – that are delivered directly to those women and children who are most in need, so this Mothers’ Day, your gift for your own mum can help keep a mother living miles away safe and healthy.


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  1. Naomi Richards
    March 30, 2011 / 7:39 am

    Becky, I tihnk it is really improtant to hightlight how good we have it being part of the western world although it does not feel like that all the time. Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. Becky
    April 1, 2011 / 9:51 pm

    I know naomi it is hard to realise how blessed we are until we compare ..then it is shocking and uncomfortable but we are NOT powerless

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