At our very core, SAFE's model starts with the belief in the power of women and girls. We believe in the power of women and girls to lead, to create change, and to transform our world. Our model empowers women as leaders and change agents by forming women's groups and co-ed development associations that are all led by women.
Traditional programs that target maternal and child health usually focus on women. On the surface that makes sense--after all, women are the ones having babies. But in Uganda, it is often male spouses and partners who make health decisions and who earn the money to pay for care. SAFE works to empower men to make good health decisions, in partnership with the women in their families and communities.
SAFE works with communities to identify ALL Three Delay problems impacting maternal and child health in the first 1,000 days of life. We work together to address them in tandem so that a woman and her family can make good health decisions, access the care they need, and receive the quality of care necessary to improve health.
SAFE's work is designed not only to improve maternal and child health now, but also to empower women and communities to take greater ownership of health and development. Many of the communities we work with use the skills they gain as SAFE members and take on other health and development problems. In short, our work helps mothers, babies, and families lead empowered and healthy lives now and in the future. Join us today:
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Uganda Address: Box 355 Iganga, Uganda, East Africa ~ U.S. Address: 2628 State St. La Crosse, WI 54601