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Causes: Community Clinics, Health

Mission: PROSAMI's mission is to significantly reduce the alarmingly high rates of maternal and infant mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo, by ensuring that every mother and baby have convenient access to quality healthcare before, during and after childbirth.

Results: -Trained a group of 20 local midwives to become competent advanced midwives -Opened a Pilot Center in the rural town of Mbujimayi (D.R. Congo) in July 2018 -Completed over a year of practice at the Pilot Center with no maternal or infant mortality

Target demographics: mothers, babies, children

Geographic areas served: The Democratic Republic of Congo

Programs: training in Advanced Midwifery and establishment of adequately equipped clinics

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steve kalenga

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PROSAMI is an acronym derived from the French PROmotion de la Sante Maternelle et Infantile, which stands for Promotion of Maternal and Infant Health. It is an initiative that started in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The idea was inspired by a tragic life-changing event in the life of PROSAMI founder, Agnes Kanyanya. Her mother died at the age of 44 while giving birth to her baby sister, who spent her first few years in an orphanage together with several other babies who shared the same plight, having also lost their mothers to childbirth complications. Ms. Agnes later removed her little sister from the orphanage and raised her as her own child. Profoundly affected by that event and realizing the extent of the issue, she was determined to find a solution to reduce the alarmingly high rates of maternal and infant mortality in the DR Congo in order to spare other families from such devastating event. Later on, others joined PROSAMI's cause as the videos below will further explain.