Help bring a newborn safely into the world
Every year in Sierra Leone, thousands of babies die in their first month of life.
Shockingly, nearly half of mothers in rural areas go through pregnancy without healthcare and then face labour without a trained midwife to help them. So many women endure the agony of losing their newborn.
But you can help in the battle to save the lives of babies by donating today.
V-scans: The difference between life and death
To help in their battle, we are equipping clinics with V-scans (portable ultrasound machines). Local midwives and nurses are learning to screen expectant mums and look for dangerous complications that could be the difference between life and death.
At VSO we work with trained professionals (doctors, nurses, teachers and tradespeople) who volunteer to share their skills and knowledge.
We have been fighting poverty with communities in developing countries for 60 years and today we work in 24 countries around the world.
Your donation will ensure volunteers like Kiran can deliver long-lasting change for the communities that need it most.