“If we all, here and there do a bit, together we can make a difference and end preventable deaths of mothers and newborn babies.Let’s give the best chance to life at birth!”
Dr Elizabeth Disu
To help contribute to health system strengthening and quality improvement of maternal and new born care in Nigeria.
To end preventable maternal and newborn deaths by ensuring that every delivery is attended by a skilled healthcare worker and to provide prompt quality healthcare for the less privileged and vulnerable
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Did You Know?
According to a 2015 report from the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth every day and a high percentage of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, including Nigeria. And even more specific representation is provided by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, which reports that “Every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 children under five and 145 women of childbearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under–five and maternal mortality rate in the world.”
Nigeria’s newborn death rate (neonatal mortality) – 528 per day – is one of the highest in the world. More than a quarter of the estimated 1 million children who die under the age of 5 years annually in Nigeria die during the first 28 days of life (neonatal period).
Nigeria’s immunisation coverage for children is among the lowest in the world.8 The country misses many opportunities to provide adequate immunisation to newborns. The percentage of children fully immunised by age 12 months has only minimally increased from 14% in 2003 to 17% in 2008.Approximately 30% of children aged 12–23 months have had no vaccinations at all. Only 32% of children receive all three doses of diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DPT) vaccine.