13 beautiful pictures of mothers and babies
Around the world we're working to save the lives of mothers and babies.
Our volunteers, partners and staff support the training of frontline staff, improve healthcare management and increase access to vital services.
Here are some of our favourite pictures.
Janet, 17, at home with her baby. The baby was cared for by volunteer Gerieke Zanberg at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.
Gloria Amongi and baby Katusabe, Uganda
Gloria Amongi and premature baby girl Katusabe at the neonatal intensive care unit at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda. After an accident, baby Katusabe was born prematurely. Without the neonatal unit should would not have survived. Picture taken in the Kangaroo Room which allows mothers to have essential skin on skin contact with their new born babies.
Fatmata and baby Zainab, Sierra Leone
Fatmata fell pregnant when she was just 14. Her family kicked out of home, she then lost the baby’s father to Ebola. She is now being supported by VSO supported Teenage Mother’s School. Fatmata has committed herself to her education so that she can build a better future for her daughter.
Janet Okellakwo, Uganda
Janet Okellakwo, 17, at the neonatal intensive care unit in Gulu Hospital Her son was born two months prematurely and would have died if it wasn’t for the neonatal unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda. Janet spent over a month sleeping outside the hospital while her son was being treated.
Leticia Dai, 23, with her first born, Uganda
Leticia was supported in labour by volunteer midwife Gudrun Witt, who is currently working at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda
Vicky Adongo, 21, with baby Peter, Uganda
New mother Vicky Adongo, 21, with her son Peter at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.
Lydia and baby Frisca, Zambia
Lydia, age 23, and baby Frisca weed their allotment in Kabanga, Samfya, Zambia.
Midwife Molly Laker with her baby Mary, Uganda
Molly worked with volunteer Dr Aisling Walsh at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.
Benada Mwaungula and newborn baby, Tanzania
Benada Mwaungula giving kangaroo care to her newborn baby at Ifakara Regional Referral Hospital. VSO support Ifakara to improve the overall management and effectiveness.
Fransiska Mkelemi and baby, Tanzanina
Fransiska Mkelemi and her baby who was born in St. Francis Hospital, Ifakara.
Shirley with her twin girls, Papua New Guinea
New mother Shirley with her two, new born, twin girls at Modilon hospital in Madang, Papua New Guinea.
Barbara and baby Jonathan, Uganda
Barbara with partner Ami and their baby son Jonathan. Picture taken at home after being discharged from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.
Abaynesh Girma and baby Eldana, Ethiopia
Seven-month-old baby Eldana Akieiu and her mother Abaynesh Girma at Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hospital in Hosanna, Ethiopia. Volunteer nurse Patricia Doyle helped care for baby Eldana while she was in the high dependency unit at the hospital.