Uhuru Wa Kulea African Women's Health Center

by Christina Turnbull




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The African People’s Education and Defense Fund, has a positive, transformative goal to build an African Women’s Health Center in the deeply exploited and impoverished north side of St. Louis, Missouri.

Here is a video that shows you why the African Women’s Health Center is so important:

We would be honored if you would contribute towards our pledge for this program which is part of the Black Power Blueprint, a dynamic and visionary Black community-led development initiative. They are working to build this African Women’s Health Center in a neighborhood that is 95% African, the majority of whom live below the poverty line. African infants are 3x more likely to die before the age of 1 compared to white infants, but African newborns are more likely to survive childbirth when cared for by African birth practitioners, including doulas and midwives, with some studies showing that when African women receive care from African practitioners their mortality rate is cut in half. 

The Black Power Blueprint has already begun an African Women’s Doula Training Program out of their Uhuru House Community Center. The land for the African Women’s Health Center has already been acquired, and a design of the building has been completed. Now, the Black Power Blueprint needs over $290,000 to build the center and begin caring for their community. You can donate to this important cause through this page or you can contribute via check by making it out to “APEDF” and mailing to 4101 W. Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration!


Aidan and Christina

Each year, the number of babies that die during childbirth in St. Louis could populate 15 kindergarten classrooms. We are fighting to take back our power over our own communities and resources including the futures of our children.

We are embarking on Phase Five of the Black Power Blueprint, to create a Black-led wellness education center to empower Black women and girls in caring for our physical, mental and emotional wellness. The vision is to provide health and self-care programs that reinforce our traditional African culture, and invest in the future of our community with doula and childbirth educator certification programs along with opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.

We have long recognized that our community has the capacity to solve our own problems through self-reliance projects driven by the needs of the community, rather than having solutions imposed on us. We create programs that empower the people from the ground up to create lasting change. The Uhuru Wa Kulea Health Center will be a much needed respite for our community. It will empower us in taking charge of our health and well-being.

The Uhuru Wa Kulea African Women's Health Center is part of the Black Power Blueprint, an initiative of the African People's Education and Defense Fund and Black Star Industries.

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