About the Liya Kebede Foundation
The Liya Kebede Foundation is Dedicated to Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children
Every minute, a woman dies from complications that arise during pregnancy or child birth and every minute, 20 children under the age of five years die. Most of these deaths could be prevented with access to basic health care.
There is something desperately wrong about dying while trying to give life. The Liya Kebede Foundation is committed to ensuring that every woman, no matter where she lives, has access to life-saving care. We work to educate policy makers and support programs that save lives in partnership with governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations and affected communities. Saving mothers' lives requires the strategic coordination and deployment of resources, skilled doctors and midwives, ambulances, roads, clean sheets and basic medical tools, just to name a few.
We are dedicated to saving the next generation of mothers.
What We Do
We promote the use of proven, simple, low-cost strategies to save the lives of mothers and their children.
We educate health care workers and work to improve the quality and access to medical care for all mothers and children, no matter where they live.
We support community-based projects to improve knowledge and practices of maternal and child health in order to reduce illness and deaths.
We work to involve the public and advocate for policy makers and governments to invest in mothers' lives.