Report of the Lifesaving Project in Wase Community
By Muhammad Saddiq - Project Coordinator
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
Birth Attendant During a training in Wase
Birth Attendants training in Wase Community
Birth Attendants & volunteers in a group photo
Birth Kits, Ready for distribution at Wase village
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