The Central African Republic (CAR) conflict is one of the world’s most neglected yet most alarming. It has left the country poverty stricken and divided along ethnic and religious lines. Nearly a fifth of the population has either been internally displaced or forced to flee abroad.
Humanitarian needs are huge, while access to vulnerable populations is made difficult for security reasons: CAR has become the most dangerous place for humanitarian aid workers after Syria. The country also has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world - 890 deaths per 100 000 live births. There are fewer than two licensed midwives per 10 000 people.
With EU funding, ALIMA aims to improve access to primary care and supply of essential medication for the local population. Since the programme began in 2014, nearly 13 000 women have benefited from prenatal consultations.
Story by ALIMA