Humanitarian Foundation 'Action for Mothers and Children' - AMC
Immediately after the war in Kosovo, in 2000, the infant mortality rate was 29 deaths per 1000 births, one of the highest in Europe. Action for Mothers and Children, together with its partners, donors, and friends has been at the forefront of the battle to bring this number down for the last ten years to about 11 per 1,000 births as of today. The battle has not ended yet!
Today’s foundation is fully empowered and locally led by a devoted Board of Trustees and with the support from the Ministry of Health. AMC’s Medical Advisory Committee comprises of leading Kosovar medical professionals, and advises the Board of Trustees and staff on clinical, technical, policy, program and health system issues. AMC’s goal to save the lives of children and mothers in Kosovo is realized through four program streams: 1) Education, 2) Supply, 3) Research, and 4) Advocacy. Today, the foundation leads 6 national programs that are improving the systems to provide better quality of health care for mothers and children (see: http://amchealth.org/how-we-impact/).