Improving the health of women, children, and families in Sierra Leone

The Meaning


means “Mother-Child” in Krio, a language commonly spoken in Sierra Leone

The beginning

Sierra Leone

used to have one of the highest maternal mortality and child mortality rates in the world, but the country has made significant improvements in reducing those rates. The Mama-Pikin Foundation was founded in 2008 by two Doctors of Sierra Leonean descent to help improve maternal and child health.