Birthready is delighted to announce that we are taking the opportunity to partner with the charity Chasing Zero. For every 10 women who complete the Birthready course, we will support the pregnancies of two women in rural Malawi through the work of this charity.
The £80 that Birthready will donate will support a Mother Buddy to help two pregnant women access antiretroviral therapy in their pregnancy and help women to get to a health clinic providing a safer place of delivery for their babies. In the months that follow birth a Mother Buddy will continue to visit and support the new families with health related advice.
Women in Malawi are 60 times more likely to die from childbirth than women in the UK and transmission rates of HIV from mothers to newborns is high without antiretroviral therapy.
It is exciting to consider that by choosing Birthready, women in the UK will be giving women in Malawi lifesaving support for themselves and their children