We Promote & Advocate

for Preventative Maternal Health Measures

BECAUSE EVERY MOTHER COUNTS

PCredit: Josie Borain

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Elaka is a not-for-profit organization focused on educating and raising awareness on maternal health.

As a promise, our organization seeks to contribute to the improved condition of women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 

WHY DOES MATERNAL HEALTH MATTERS?

HEALTH

 Newborns and children whose mother died from maternal causes face increased nutrition deficits compared to children with living mothers, putting them at a greater risk of death.

ECONOMY

There is a financial loss within the household when mothers die.
​This hinders families as most mothers tend to find informal mechanisms of obtaining an income and providing support to their families.

SOCIETY

When mothers die from maternal health related factors, there can be a psychological and social impact on the members of families and communities since they are important figures in children’s lives.

EDUCATION

Older children may become at greater risk of dropping out of school to care for the family when a mother dies. Children become responsible for tasks in the household attributed to the mother in her absence.

LATEST NEWS AND FEED

COMBATING COVID-19 FROM NEW YORK TO THE CONGO : AN INTERVIEW WITH BIBI NDALA

congofriends.blogspot.com/ Our chairwoman, Bibi Ndala was recently interviewed by the organization Friends of the Congo on her experience as a research scientist at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Public Health Laboratory during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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ELAKA SUPPORTS & EDUCATES EXPECTING MOTHERS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

BECAUSE EVERY MOTHER COUNTS

Photo Credit: Herman Kambala (@Herman_Kambala)

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