Support Maternova Research and Dr. Sophie Webster—maverick obstetrician and pilot—flying to 24 African countries to deliver life saving medical devices and education.
Why we care: Childbirth remains one of the biggest threats to women’s lives in many parts of the world. Help is not arriving quickly enough.
How we’re solving this: Simple medical technologies and skills can change the odds and saves mothers and newborns.
Beginning in August of 2013, Dr. Sophie Webster, accomplished obstetrician (and pilot) will be flying her Cessna plane loaded with Maternova life-saving medical devices directly into the heart of the problem. She will fly into some of the remotest regions in 24 countries, including South Africa , Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana , Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania, Western Sahara, and Morocco.
Maternova Research and Flight for Every Mother are nimble, dedicated and prepared for this difficult mission. We offer only the most rigorously tested medical innovations that are affordable and ideal for use in low-resource settings. Dr. Webster will be soaring high to deliver innovations like the Non-Pneumatic Anti Shock garment (NASG) to arrest post-partum hemorrhage and, just as importantly, to provide training. Innovations like a handheld ultrasound that is the size of a stethoscope, infant warming and resuscitation kits, uterine balloons and simplified Anemia detection kits will also be on board the Cessna.
Please help us get as many of these life saving devices into the hands of the people who need them. Dr. Webster will be providing education and training, showing local birth attendants and clinicians the most up-to-date techniques for saving lives. We can’t do it without your help, and we’ll make sure you’re involved and informed with blog updates, photos, and feedback.
We care about moms and newborns at home as well. When this project is fully funded, we’ll be making a separate donation to Centering Healthcare, a innovative and super cool resource for moms-to-be and new moms. We’re about to change the way that women's lives are saved.
Join us, and together we will change the odds for thousands of women and their babies. Thank you for all you do for women!