Our History

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The Mothers of Africa charity was founded in 2004 by Professor Judith Hall, OBE who is a professor of Anesthesiology at Cardiff Teaching Hospital, Cardiff, Wales. The charity was founded as a solution to the enormous issue of the high mortality rate of women during pregnancy and childbirth in Africa and a lack of education opportunities for
adolescent girls. In sub-Saharan Africa pregnancy and childbirth complications are the second highest cause of death for girls aged 15-19.


In sub-Saharan Africa, fewer than one in five girls makes it to secondary education.

The charity was set up as a UK registered charity to provide medical education to doctors and healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa, and has completed successful projects in Benin, Togo, Ethiopia, Liberia and Zambia. In 2014 the objectives of the charity were extended to include general education and the building of infrastructure to support these initiatives. To help and support the aims and objectives of the UK charity a Mothers of Africa Monaco Association was officially established in December 2017.

We are a tiny charity made up of enthusiastic volunteers who work hard and who believe we are effective at achieving our goals. We hope to make a difference to the lives of children for generations to come with your help.