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SAVING MOTHER’S LIVES

Every day, 2,300 children under-five die in Nigeria, alongside 145 women of childbearing age. These statistics make Nigeria the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world. Our aim is therefore to decrease the number of preventable maternal deaths and those of children under-five.

Kano State in Northern Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be an expectant mother. The figures differ from Southern Nigeria due to cultural beliefs and birth practices that are common in the North.

Saving Mother’s Lives is providing medical supplies and refurbished equipment to two health centres in Kano State and one in Adamawa State. It is also financially supporting nurses and doctors to work at the clinics full time for a period of six months. This will enhance the quality and quantity of maternal health services in a health centre in Nigeria. During the six month period, Global One will run an interfaith maternal health campaign in the surrounding areas to encourage the communities to use the new services. This project is intended to be used as a blueprint for further projects in West Africa.

AIM

To increase the availability of Maternal Healthcare services in Kano and Adamawa State, Nigeria.

OBJECTIVES

  • Foster community acceptance and trust of professional maternal health care provision.
  • Provide maternal health care to pregnant women in these communities.
  • Provide a tangible model for successfully providing maternal and primary health care in rural Nigeria.
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