DCI-Mauritania, a member of the DCI federation, was launched in 1999 as the Mauritanian Association for the Health of Mother and Child and now operates as an independent, non-governmental organization.
DCI-Mauritania protects and advances the rights of vulnerable women and children in the areas of health, education, employment, and social care. To that end, it:
- reduces maternal and child mortality rates;
- contributes to the fight against HIV and AIDS;
- tackles violence and abuse of women and children;
- defends women’s and children’s rights.