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 Health  Nigeria Project #35429

Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria

by Rural Health Mission Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 1000 women in Nigeria

Summary

Organized by Rural Health Mission Nigeria, this project will procure and distribute 1000 lifesaving Clean Birth Kits to 3 rural health facilities in Gombe, in northeastern Nigeria. The project also will train 100 health workers to use the kits. Rural Health Mission Nigeria has established relationships with these health facilities. It has been supplying essential drugs for pregnant women and has deployed volunteers to render direct service and to train health workers on basic lifesaving skills.

$20,000
total goal
$18,335
remaining
19
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In Nigeria, a woman's chance of dying from pregnancy and childbirth is 1 in 13. Many of these deaths are preventable, but the availability and quality of health care services continue to fail women and children. Presently, less than 20% of health facilities offer emergency obstetric care and only 35% are staffed by skilled attendants.

Solution

By providing under-resourced facilities with Clean Birth Kits, prenatal education, and staff training we can save lives. The Clean Birth Kit is a complete delivery pack to provide a clean birthing environment for safe and healthy delivery of the mother and her baby. The Kits ensure the World Health Organization's "6 Cleans:" clean hands, clean perineum, clean delivery surface, clean cord cutting implement, clean cord tying, and clean cord care.

Long-Term Impact

The WHO and United Nations have recommended Clean Birth Kits for decades.According to Blencowe et al (BMC Public Health, 2011), "systematic review identified 30 studies showing that clean birth practices can substantially reduce neonatal mortality and morbidity from infection-related causes, including tetanus." This project will reach 300 women in 3 remote villages which will significantly reduce maternal mortality in this community. A scale-up plan for 5 more communities in 12 months in plac

Resources

https:/​/​www.rhemn.org.ng

Organization Information

Rural Health Mission Nigeria

Location: Gombe - Nigeria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @rhemnnigeria
Project Leader:
Muhammad Saddiq
Gombe, Gombe Nigeria

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