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Providing lifesaving maternal healthcare & fistula repair in regional and remote Africa

To all our wonderful supporters,

A huge thank-you for your amazing and generous response to the Foundation’s 2021 Christmas Giving Campaign. More than $50,000 was raised to fund three of our key projects and we are extremely  grateful. With the world still in a very precarious place with COVID, and our own teams experiencing frightening conflict in Ethiopia, we hope and pray 2022 will be a little easier and more peaceful for all.

Andrew, Valerie, Jo and the Board.

Around the world, approximately 800 women die every day from birth-related injuries such as fistula. More than half of these are in sub-Saharan Africa. The Barbara May Foundation funds projects that provide dignity and safety for underprivileged women in birth.

Established in 2009, the Barbara May Foundation (BMF) provides funding to Australian medical professionals Valerie Browning AM and Dr Andrew Browning AM. Running projects in regional and remote Africa (Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Sudan) that relieve the high incidence of death and extreme injury such as fistula in pregnancy and childbirth. They provide safety, dignity and hope. Maternal healthcare and medical services are provided at no cost, regardless of race or religion.

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