Welcome To The 1000 + OBGYN Project
Welcome to the 1000 + OBGYN Project
The 1000 + OBGYN Project's plan is to deliver critical obstetric care by training 1000 + obstetricians/gynecologists in Sub-Saharan Africa in the next 10 years. The challenge is a lack of access to to critical OBGYN care. A woman in Sub-Saharan Africa is almost 100 times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications than a woman in a developed country; a 1 in 39 lifetime risk compared to 1 in 3,800. While poverty, AIDS, Ebola, malaria, and violence in Africa have rightly captured the world’s attention, the lack of access to critical obstetric care has quietly devastated Sub-Saharan communities in a direct and personal way. These deaths, as well as early neonatal deaths and complications such as fistula, are almost all preventable with skilled obstetric care.