Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria

by Rural Health Mission Nigeria
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Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Provide Lifesaving Kits for 10000 women in Nigeria
Program manager during a monitoring visit
Program manager during a monitoring visit

Dear Freinds,

Before I provide you a few updates about this project, I like to take this moment to sincerely thank you for all the compassion and support you have shown to poor rural women in Nigeria, more especially the pregnant women who are faced with nemerous risks at the time of pregnancy and delivery. You have supported this project for the past three years now and nearly 4000 women and their babies have been saved because of your generous donation.

This project currently runs in 51 rural communities across four states in Northern Nigeria including; Gombe, Yobe, Plateau, and Taraba states. The project currently engages 54 home health volunteers that counsel and supports pregnant women in their homes until they safely deliver their babies. So far, nearly 4000 lifesaving clean birth kits have been distributed and over 1000 birth assistants and community health workers have been trained. This quarter after recieving your donations in June, we trained 120 birth assistants and distributed 500 birth kits to save 500 pregnant women and their babies.

For the coming year, we are working on the process of scaling up this project to more states and communities in Nigeria as demand for support for pregnant women in remote and isolated communities continue to increase. Our plan is to maintain ongoing projects in the current 51 communities and make additional engagements in few more new communities while working on our transition plan.

I am excited at this point to announce one of our major sustainability plans as many more pregnant women in remote communities continue face this unending threat to their lives during pregnancy and at the point of delivery. The second phase of the Lifesaving Intervention Project seeks to establish the Community Lifesaving Clinic which will be run as a social enterprising maternity facility to provide access to quality maternal care in under-served, hard-to-reach and rural communities. The CLC is designed to support pregnant women and under-five children in rural communities to access quality healthcare before, during and after delivery at a subsidized cost. The community lifesaving clinic aspires to provide high quality maternal care in hard-to-reach communities at a subsidized cost to eliminate access barriers such that pregnant women do not have travel to a far distanced community to access care.

The overall goal of this enterprise is to build a self-sustaining health facility that provides community-focused basic maternal and child health services in rural communities. We count on your support to continue to support pregnant women and their newborn babies in remote and isolatd communities where quality maternal care is not accessible.

Thank you

Health worker at Birin bolawa health facility
Health worker at Birin bolawa health facility
A patients visits one of our foal facilities
A patients visits one of our foal facilities
Some pieces of clean Birth kits at Birin Bolawa
Some pieces of clean Birth kits at Birin Bolawa
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries
Examining a pregnant woman
Examining a pregnant woman
Baby beneficiary
Baby beneficiary
Mother and her baby
Mother and her baby
Monitoring visit at Kabri village
Monitoring visit at Kabri village
Volunteers crossing river to Kabri village
Volunteers crossing river to Kabri village
Road to Kabri community
Road to Kabri community
Interviewing volunteers of the project at kabri
Interviewing volunteers of the project at kabri

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Impact Report
Impact Report

The Lifesaving Intervention project is designed to support pregnant women in remote communities to access quality healthcare to reduce maternal, child, and neonatal mortality. This is achieved by distributing single-use clean birth kits and training birth attendants on basic lifesaving skills.

The project was launched in 2019 with the population target of reaching 10,000 pregnant women and training 2000 birth attendants and health workers within 4 years period. To achieve our funding need, we started a fundraiser on the GlobalGiving an online platform to reach donors to support this project. In addition to the GlobalGiving platform, we also applied for grant funding from several organizations to meet our financial needs. With the initial funding target of fifty thousand US dollars (USD50,000), we have raised USD6,124 from the GlobalGiving fundraiser, USD10,960 from corporate donations, and USD8,838 from grant awards. To date, we have raised a total of USD25,922.

Over the last 3 years, we have supported 2800 pregnant women with lifesaving birth kits resulting in the successful and safe delivery of 2800 pregnant women with their newborn babies. We have also trained 340 community health workers, and 310 birth attendants across 48 remote communities in Nigeria. These communities are spread across four states including Gombe, Plateau, Yobe, and Taraba states.

Our volunteers have conducted over five thousand home visits to provide prenatal counseling for pregnant women on birth preparedness and complication readiness.

Thank you for supporting this cause and rely on your continuous support to do more.

Please remeber to also read the attached report for details and consider sharing this report with your freinds, cowokers and family members.

Home visit with excited beneficiary
Home visit with excited beneficiary
Home visit
Home visit
Training
Training
Group discussion
Group discussion

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focused group discussion on maternal mortality
focused group discussion on maternal mortality

Dear Friends,
The Lifesaving Intervention project supports pregnant women and health workers to reduce maternal and child mortality in rural communities. The project which was launched in 2020 in 3 communities now is proudly implemented in over 40 remote communities in Northeast Nigeria with support from GlobalGiving. This project supports pregnant women with clean birth kits to ensure clean and safe delivery, and we train birth attendants on basic lifesaving skills to support pregnant women. We also support pregnant women with prenatal medicines and micronutrients to ensure healthy pregnancy. To date, we have distributed 855 birth kits saving 855 mothers with their newborn babies. We have trained 160 home health volunteers (birth attendants), and we have distributed over 118,000 doses of prenatal micronutrients to pregnant women. Through this project we have also dewormed over 60,000 under-five children and have also supported them with vitamin A supplements to ensure strong immunity and good vision. We have also, trained additional 100 community health workers in the newly 20 communities on our free-for-use mobile technology to promote improved maternal and neonatal health practices in these remote communities in collaboration with the CHIIN (Critical Healthcare Information Integration Network).The mHealth technology, a US-based nonprofit organization in collaboration with Rural Health Mission
Nigeria to help community health workers provide high-quality healthcare in remote communities. The CHIIN platform is an SMS-based, free-for-use mHealth medical reference tool that gives CHWs access to relevant medical information based on important considerations and best practices in sexual health and family planning, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postnatal mother and infant care, without the need to use the internet. In addition, the tool contains a database of information on the risk factors, symptoms, diagnoses, management strategy, drug information, and complications of nearly 100 context-relevant infectious and noncommunicable diseases. This technology is user friendly to as it does not require the internet nor smartphone to function. It works on any mobile phone that can send and receive SMS even in the remotest community. Users are not charged for sending and receiving any information on this platform. This technology eliminates the cost of data to
browse the internet, the time taken searching for information on practice manuals or guides. It’s a friendly job aid for community health practitioners to provide high-quality care in low-resource settings. With this support from the CHIIN team, it’s believe that the lifesaving intervention project will double its impact and it will also accelerate its broader vision of reducing maternal, child, and neonatal mortality in remote communities in Nigeria. This year, we have supported additional 500 pregnant women with the lifesaving birth kits and we hope to support 1000 pregnant women by December 2022. We have trained 100 home health volunteers we are hopeful to train another 200 by December 2022. Without your support, all these achievement wouldn’t have been possible. We very hopeful of your continues support of this project.

Training birth attendants on lifesaving skills
Training birth attendants on lifesaving skills
Birth attendant on training
Birth attendant on training
Birth attendants contributing during training
Birth attendants contributing during training
Health workers training in Gembu community
Health workers training in Gembu community
Review meeting with birth attendants in Plateau
Review meeting with birth attendants in Plateau
Distribution of birth kits in Plateau
Distribution of birth kits in Plateau
Training in Yobe state
Training in Yobe state
Training session
Training session
With project volunteers in Yobe state
With project volunteers in Yobe state
Focused group discussion in Yobe
Focused group discussion in Yobe
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Focused group discussion with volunteers
Focused group discussion with volunteers

Dear Friends, I am excited to provide you with an update on the project you have been supporting for close to 2 years now. The Lifesaving Intervention project was launched in 2020 in 3 communities (Kabri, chana and Kara) Sardauna LGA. With the support of donors via GlobalGiving, we expanded this project to additional 8 communities in Wase, Plateau state. The recent funding from GlobalGiving enabled us to scale up this project to additional 10 communities in Gombe northeast Nigeria. The project is currently ongoing in 21 remote communities across Nigeria's northeast and northcentral. This project supports pregnant women with clean birth kits to ensure clean and safe delivery, and we train birth attendants on basic lifesaving skills to support pregnant women. We also support pregnant women with penatal medicines and micronutrients to ensure healthy pregnancy. To date, we have distributed 855 birth kits saving 855 mothers with their newborn babies. We have trained 120 home health volunteers (birth attendants), and we have distributed over 100,000 doses of prenatal micronutrients to pregnant women. Through this project we have also dewormed over 50,000 under-five children and have also supported them with vitamin A supplements to ensure strong immunity and good vision. In order to better support this project, this year we introduced over 200 community health workers in our project areas to an SMS-based, free-for-use mobile technology to promote improved maternal health practices in remote communities. The mHealth technology, otherwise called the critical healthcare information integration network (CHIIN) is designed and deployed by a US-based nonprofit organization in collaboration with Rural Health Mission Nigeria to help community health workers provide high-quality healthcare in remote communities. The CHIIN platform is an SMS-based, free-for-use mHealth medical reference tool that gives CHWs access to relevant medical information based on important considerations and best practices in sexual health and family planning, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postnatal mother and infant care, without the need to use the internet. In addition, the tool contains a database of information on the risk factors, symptoms, diagnoses, management strategy, drug information, and complications of nearly 100 context-relevant infectious and noncommunicable diseases. This technology is that it does not require the internet nor smartphone to function. It works on any mobile phone that can send and receive SMS even in the remotest community. It is easy to use by CHWs and users are not charged for sending and receiving any information on this platform. This technology eliminates the cost of data to browse the internet, the time taken searching for information on practice manuals or guides. It’s a friendly job aid for community health practitioners to provide high-quality care in low-resource settings. With this support from the CHIIN team, it’s believed that the lifesaving intervention project will double its impact and it will also accelerate its broader vision of reducing maternal, child, and neonatal mortality in remote communities in Nigeria. This year, we have supported 500 pregnant women with the lifesaving birth kits and we hope to support 1000 pregnant women by December 2021. We have trained 70 home health volunteers and we are hopeful to train 200 by December 2021. Without your support, all these would't have been possible and I very hopeful for your continues support of this project.

Training session at Nafada community in Gombe
Training session at Nafada community in Gombe
a group photo with birth attendants trained
a group photo with birth attendants trained
Volunteer attending training
Volunteer attending training
RHEMN facilitator at a training in Nafada
RHEMN facilitator at a training in Nafada

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Home Health Volunteer Learning the BP/CR Flipchart
Home Health Volunteer Learning the BP/CR Flipchart

The Lifesaving Intervention Project was launched in 2019. This project aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in rural communities in Nigeria by ensuring clean and safe delivery. Under this project, we train home health volunteers (birth attendants) on lifesaving skills as well as birth preparedness and complication readiness. We distribute free clean birth kits to pregnant women during delivery and also support them with free prenatal supplement to ensure good nutrition during pregnancy. In 2020, with support from GlobalGiving donors, we trained 50 home health volunteers across 3 communities including; Kabri-chana, Kara and Song-barki communities in Nigeria and we distributed 350 clean birth kits through which 350 pregnant women and their babies were safely delivered in a healthy condition. This year we scaled-up this project to additional 8 communities in Plateau state, Nigeria. We trained additional 40 home health volunteers across 8 communities and donated 200 clean birth kits to the health facilities located in these communities which will be available for FREE to pregnant women in these communities during their child birth. Our goal for this year is to reach 1000 pregnant women with this lifesaving Kits and train 200 home health volunteers who will help support these women at home to ensure safe pregnancy. So far, We anticipate that the 200 birth kits already distributed in 8 communities will reach 200 pregnant women before the end of the year and we have already trained 40 birth attendants out of our 200 goal. On behalf of my team and volunteers, we are thankful to GlobalGiving and all our esteemed donors for supporting this project for the past 2 years. So far we have raised the total sum of $3086 for this project on this platform which we are able to train 90 birth attendants and distributed 550 clean birth kits across 11 rural communities in Nigeria. We are hopeful that with your continues support, we are going to meet our fundraising goal of $20,000 dollars to fully implement this project. The beneficiaries are very excited with the project as we estimate that, this project have saved over 1000 lives directly and indirectly. I am looking forward to your usual support to save more lives in rural Nigeria. God Bless you!

During a training in Wase Community
During a training in Wase Community
Birth Attendant During a training in Wase
Birth Attendant During a training in Wase
Birth Attendants training in Wase Community
Birth Attendants training in Wase Community
Birth Attendants & volunteers in a group photo
Birth Attendants & volunteers in a group photo
Birth Kits, Ready for distribution at Wase village
Birth Kits, Ready for distribution at Wase village
Focused group Discussion
Focused group Discussion
HHV FGD at Wase community
HHV FGD at Wase community

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Rural Health Mission Nigeria

Location: Gombe - Nigeria
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Project Leader:
Muhammad Saddiq
Gombe, Gombe Nigeria
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