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GCEF 28-30 May 2013

GCEF “has made a profound impact as far as changing the game.  In sub-Saharan Africa, you would expect one in four girls to be pregnant in their teens; in this cohort it is less than one in a 100.  In sub-Saharan Africa, you would also expect only 5% to go into further education; in this cohort it is 35%.  It is making a profound difference and it is by working internationally to mobilise funds but working with our local members to identify and support those individual girls that makes a difference.   David Benton, ICN CEO, speaking at the third Women Deliver global conference, 28-30 May 2013,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I absolutely commend to you the Girl Child project.  It is one that my own company, Pfizer, has sponsored for a very long time and I think you can see the results that it has: giving girls the aspiration to have further education, secondary education, tertiary education and to go on to have careers. I think that that is the single most impressive thing that has been achieved.”  Jack Watter s , Vice President of External Medical Affairs, Pfizer Inc. , speaking at the third Women Deliver global conference, 28-30 May 2013,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 01:00

Raise money for GCEF

If you would like to help raise money for the Girl Child Education Fund, please click here for the GCEF Fundraising kit. We thank you for your support.

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Announcement 2012

We are pleased to announce that, in December 2012, 34 girls graduated from secondary school thanks to the Girl Child Education Fund.

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Dying to Deliver

Dying to Deliver: Surviving labour in sub-Saharan Africa: The Flight for Every Mother (FEM) is flying high to raise awareness and action about maternal health in sub-Saharan Africa. UK obstetrician and pilot Dr Sophia Webster, and her team are on the wing to Cape Town, South Africa from where they will fly back England via 23 African countries** with high maternal mortality rates.

The FEM flight path targets countries furthest from reaching Millennium Development Goal 5 - to reduce maternal mortality and improve maternal health. The FEM team will stop along the way to provide labour ward teaching and offer donations of basic equipment in local facilities caring for pregnant women and raise awareness about maternal health. Flight for Every Mother will also fund-raise for the Girl Child Education Fund and six other charities*, chosen because their sustainable work focuses on a different aspect of maternal health.

Many factors impact reproductive health outcomes for women, including little or no formal education, early marriage, teenage pregnancy, violence, poverty and poor access to skilled health care. The project aims to draw attention and to raise funds via sponsorship. The FEM pilots will create an international following by way of an on-line blog detailing their challenging journey.
Dr Sophia Webster has a passion for global maternal health and travels regularly to countries in sub-Saharan Africa to teach clinical skills to doctors, nurses, midwives and community health workers. The FEM project is sponsored by the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Flight for Every Mother can be found on line at www.flightforeverymother.com. FEM director, Dr Sophia Webster can be contacted via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it You can Follow Flight for Every Mother on Facebook

* GCEF, AMREF, SMILE, Life for African Mothers, Transaid, 28toomany, mothers2mothers
** South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Senegal, the Gambia, Western Sahara and Morocco

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 01:00