About Us

Who We Are

Abiye Maternal and Child Health International Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the aim of providing up-to-date evidence-based life-saving knowledge and skill to frontline health workers in communities across Nigeria.
Our mission is to help contribute to health system strengthening and quality improvement for maternal and new born care.
AMCH was registered under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria since 2013. Her Founder, Dr. E. A. Disu demonstrated passion for reaching out to vulnerable children since her high school days and the desire to get involved in voluntary work with the aim of caring for both mother and child. Abiye which literally means safe delivery was the preferred name as it clearly defines the main purpose of the foundation.
Success Story

Since childhood, Elizabeth found herself as an advocate for the vulnerable. She is attracted to care for needy especially at the extremes of life – infants and aged. Up till date, she feels attracted to them. In 2004, Latter Day Saint Charities (LDSC) introduced Neonatal Resuscitation Training (NRT) in Lagos. She promptly and vigorously pursed its implementation in Lagos Public Health Sector. She approached the then Permanent Secretary, Jide Idris with a proposal. This led to the first training of Neonatal Resuscitation Program at the Lagos State public health facilities at First Foundation at Opebi in Ikeja in 2005 sponsored by the Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) to train healthcare workers in the public sector. This training was subsequently conducted 6-monthly at LASUTH and was well subscribed. It was adopted by the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) and was made their pre-conference workshop in 2008.

NRT training was subsequently conducted 6-monthly at LASUTH and was well subscribed. It was adopted by the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) and made its pre-conference workshop in 2008. Dr Disu has since co-ordinated these trainings for PAN till date. As at 2015, a total of 1,679 doctors and nurses had been trained directly and more than 25000 step-down trainings have been reported. Today, NRT has been propagated throughout the country following its adoption by PAN. The need to make it have grass roots reach, strengthened her desire to have a foundation focused on strengthening the knowledge of care givers on maternal and child health issues. AMCH had its maiden training in LASUTH in March 2016. Prior to this, the following activities had been undertaken by the Foundation:

  • Co-sponsorship of 3 nurses and 2 doctors (a Consultant Paediatrician and a Senior Registrar, Paediatrics) to India in July/August 2015

  • Payment of various hospital bills for patients and rehabilitation of HIV patients

  • Donation of medical equipment to the children emergency and neonatal units in LASUTH.

Our Objectives

Trainings

Training of health care workers involved in pre and post natal care of the mother and her infant and especially on courses such as Emergency Obstetric Care, Helping Babies Breathe, Essential Newborn Care and Kangaroo Mother Care.

Health Support

To provide Support services to improve health care delivery for pregnant women, newborn, infants, children and orphans of HIV or other health disadvantages and also support national immunization, family planning, Maternal and child-health programmes

Consultation

To render technical advice on health, health insurance, health actuary, health finance, health funding & related specialties to stakeholders, all tiers of government, general public and the global community.

Support Groups

Set up support groups for maternal and newborn care including teenage pregnancy, the socio-developmental, sexual and reproductive health needs and challenges of adolescents living with HIV in Nigeria.

Global Collaboration

Collaborate with both local and international agencies and institutions towards the attainment of the objectives of the foundation.

Advocacy

Ensuring the rights of mothers and children particularly as regards their health, nutrition and general well-being.

MEET US

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Dr Azhinoto Ikpah

Chairman/MD

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Dr Adeniyi Amole

Medical Director

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Dr Adewunmi Adeniyi

Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant

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Prof Fidelis Njokanma

Professor of Paediatrics

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Mrs Oputa

Paediatric Co-ordinator

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Mrs Ekhaiyeme

Chief Nursing Officer

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Mrs Kemi Peters

MRTB Registered Occupational Therpist

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Prof Aba Sagoe

Patron

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Mr Biodun Disu

Advisor

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Mr Stanley Lawson

Advisor