Every single day Nigeria Loses about 2,300 under-five and 145 women from pregnancy and delivery complications including infection which accounts for 15% of this burden. This makes our dear country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal rate in the world. Each year around the world 1 million newborns and mothers die of infections soon after childbirth and this burden remains high amongst poor families
Traffina Foundation for Community Health has been at the front line in promoting Safe Motherhood in Nigeria
As part of our contribution to ensure that every women survives the sacred act of childbirth and contributing to the decrease in maternal and newborn mortality statistics, Traffina Foundation creates the 1 KIT SAVES 2 BENEFIT . Through this campaign we design, produce and distribute this lifesaving “CLEAN BIRTH KIT” Free to serve the unique health need of women especially in the rural communities.
Many pregnant women living in the poor rural communities either conducts deliveries on their own or fall back to the traditional homes because they can’t afford the cost of delivery at the primary health center ( which is five thousand naira –N5000, only) and they are faced with multiple delivery complication that leads to their death. . Although health facility birth are safer that the home births, we also distribute to health facility to ensure that every women a clean and safe birthing environment for all women irrespective of status.
What is so unique about the “I KIT SAVES 2” benefit
First of all the Clean Birth kit is FREE for all women in the rural communities. With our kit they don’t have to pay for deliveries anymore, because we have all items to be paid for in the kit. Secondly we are committed to save our mothers from dying from either at pregnancy, delivery or after childbirth; because they are our “very own” we bring in every Nigerian on board to be part of I KIT SAVES 2 campaign rather than waiting for foreign donors alone. We have to solve our problem ourselves.
We provide FREE delivery kits containing sterile instruments women require at childbirth. Our kits comes in a PINK handy packs, containing:
- 1 absorbent disposable delivery mat
- 1 infant receiver,
- 2 pairs of sterile gloves,
- 2 cord clamps,
- 1 mucus extractor,
- 1 scalpel blade,
- 1 bottle of methylated spirit,
- 1 antiseptic soap,
- 1 pack of cotton wool,
- 1 bottle of olive oil,
- 1 bottle of disinfectant,
- 2 pairs of pampers
- 10 maternity pads,
In addition we have family planning information’s, Immunization calendars, post-natal information’s in local languages
The goal of “I KIT SAVES 2 BENEFIT “ is to produce and distribute fifty thousand (50,000) clean delivery kits by 2015…..the 50,000 kits will save 100,000 + more lives. It saves both the mother and child.
You can give 1 KIT to save 2 lives… The Cost of 1 KIT is Four thousand Naira, (4,000) only
Educate your networks. Raise awareness on the need for clean birth practices in the developing world. 145 women dying in Nigeria daily on childbirth is indeed worrisome.
PROGRESS SO FAR
We have given out three thousand pieces of CLEAN DELIVERY KITS FREE to assist women in the rural communities through the primary health centers, have a safe and pleasant experience at birth. We are increasing women’s access to skilled care at childbirth and have trained 20 TBAs on safe delivery procedures and set up linkages with skilled health personnel. There is no record of maternal and child death amongst women who have utilized our KIT
HOW do you come in?
We all have in one way or the other lost a relative or friend to childbirth . With our collective effort we can change this ugly trend in Nigeria. Be a part of this change by making a donation, with 1 KIT YOU SAVE 2 LIVES.
PARTNERS SO FAR
- THE MOTHERS UNION AND WOMEN’S GUILD ABUJA DIOCESE
- THE SHERATON HOTEL AND TOWERS
- HICKMAH FOUNDATION
- YOUTH FOR PEACE BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
- BREKETE FAMILY
- WE FM 106.3
- INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS
REMEMBER NO WOMAN DESERVES TO DIE BRINGING LIVES TO THE WORLD…….Chinomnso