Aid for Pakistan: Growing Threat to Maternal Mortality & Morbidity
“The need is great — but the power of humanity, even greater.”
For over a century, the American Medical Women’s Association has responded to the call for aid in all areas of the world. These efforts began in 1917 with the founding of the American Women’s Hospitals Service, an outgrowth of the desire for women physicians to serve in the relief efforts of WWI. What began then with hospital units funded and staffed by AMWA members continues to this day, providing relief funds to programs large and small during times of crisis and charitable aid to fund medical care in underserved areas. We have been active over the past year in raising funds for efforts in Afghanistan, India, Uganda, and more.
Please help us in our efforts to support those in Pakistan displaced by recent flooding. We are concerned by reports of the threat to maternal mortality and morbidity. Due to the destruction of healthcare facilities, 1.6 million women of reproductive age need immediate humanitarian assistance, as recently reported by the United Nations. We are partnering with CARE International to provide relief efforts. The time to act is now.
Thanks to a generous donor, we have a matching fund campaign for the first $7000 in donations, so your donation will go even further.