Dame Anne is proud to support the ‘Horizons’ charity whose vision is “an Africa in which a mother does not die every minute.” After being contacted by a constituent, Dame Anne has backed the campaign which is hoping to launch officially in October of this year.
Here is an extract from their website:
“A Mother Dies Every Minute (unnecessary and preventable deaths, the majority in sub-saharan Africa). Help us stop women dying during pregnancy and childbirth. Help us empower the women living on less than a dollar a day. Pregnancy and childbirth should be a happy event.. even for women living in sub-saharan Africa. By joining hands, we can make the impossible possible. Together, we can bring a sustainable change to the lives of women of sub-saharan Africa starting in The Gambia. We will provide innovative quality healthcare for pregnant women and infants living below the poverty line in an international standard hospital.”