A portion of the proceeds from the Mama Africa Collection will be donated to the Medshare Maternal & Child Health Program
Nzinga’s mother, Hortensia, was only 11 years old when her sister, Hannen passed away at the age of 26. She recalls how her mother, Edith Emmekunla, would wake up in the middle of the night screaming in agony for her lost daughter.
Unfortunately, many women and children of African descent die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes around the world due to the lack of access to proper medical care and the unfortunate reality of health inequity for people of color.
When Nzinga and her mother designed the jewelry, the two women were inspired to develop a campaign that would raise awareness about this global medical crisis. The partnership with Medshare will join the movement to support medical officials in their efforts to ensure that all mothers and children are here to stay.
Fashion Ambassadors has partnered with MedShare to support the Maternal & Child Health Program. This program is focused on improving the quality of healthcare for mothers and children in medically underserved countries and reduce the number of deaths associated with childbirth.
Together, we can protect vulnerable moms and babies and make sure they are #heretostay.
Every year, 2 Million mothers lose their child within the first 24-48 hours of birth. And every day, 830 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2017 report, this is equivalent to "about one woman every two minutes and for every woman who dies, 20 or 30 encounter complications with serious or long-lasting consequences.
Over the next 5 years, MedShare’s goal is to provide 100,000 clean birthing kits to protect moms and babies. For every purchase from the Mama Africa Jewelry Collection, Fashion Ambassadors will donate a clean birthing kit to help provide essential medical products for safe childbirth and help ensure more moms and babies are #heretostay.