We Promote & Advocate
for Preventative Maternal Health Measures
BECAUSE EVERY MOTHER COUNTS
PCredit: Josie Borain
We are a non-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 MATTER?
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.
There is a financial loss within the household when a mother dies.
This hinders families as most mothers tend to find informal mechanisms of obtaining an income and providing support to their families.
When a mother dies 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.
Older children may become at greater risk of dropping out of school to care for their family when a mother dies.
Children become responsible for tasks in the household, which are attributed to the mother, in her absence.
LATEST NEWS AND FEED
Our chairwoman Bibi Ndala participated in the Congolese Studies Association Women-Led Change in Congo to speak about ELAKA’s efforts in reducing maternal mortality. The event served as a space to celebrate Congolese women in the Diaspora who are also changemakers in DRC.
ELAKA SUPPORTS & EDUCATES EXPECTING MOTHERS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGOBECAUSE EVERY MOTHER COUNTS
Photo Credit: Herman Kambala (@Herman_Kambala)