Care Project for Internally Displaced Persons: TFCH is currently providing the following support to IDPS in FCT Abuja.
- Free Medical services
- Educational support (tutorials) for internally displaced children between age four (4) and above.
- Psychological care & counseling
- Free Ante-natal care services for displaced pregnant mothers.
- Provision of food items and clothing
- Sanitary Care for teenage girls and young women
The number of IDPs in Nigeria has been growing rapidly in the last six months of 2014 especially in FCT.
The bulk of displacement took place in three north-eastern states affected by insurgent groups and violence, namely Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, where the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had registered 868,235 IDPs as of December 2014 across Nigeria (UNHCR, December 2014).
TFCH has access and visited various resettlement camps located within FCT and has as well commenced the above listed activities.
1Kit-saves2 Lives Project:
This project is targeted at providing support for pregnant mothers and newborn. Here TFCH provides free clean birth & newborn born kits that contains all necessary sterile items for delivery including chlohexidine gel for cord care and misoprostol for management of post-partum hemorrhage.
This project which was launched at the Abuja Sheraton hotel and towers on 29th of March 2013, has produced and distributed five thousand (5000) clean delivery kits thus saving more than 10,000 lives across FCT, Imo, Kebbi, Kaduna, and Abia states.
Save Our Mothers Project: An award winning project at the connecting Nurses care challenge 2012
- This project provides opportunities for free ante-natal care services in rural communities.
- Provision of free Clean Delivery kit to pregnant women in the rural communities
An Award winning project at the Women Deliver 50 2012. This project provides opportunity for follow up on pregnant women through phone calls and SMS that reminds them of their next appointments for ante-natal care and Expected date of deliveries. Through this project TFCH has two thousand women (2000) on her data base who receive important information on pregnancy and delivery.
The School of Husbands (Male involvement in Maternal health ):
This program is targeted towards involving men in maternal and child health programs. Currently the organization is working in Bwari area council. This program has improved the roles of men in supporting their wives on pregnancy and delivery outcomes. The organization has developed an invitation slip that invites partners to participate at first Ante-natal booking with their pregnant wives. This program has also improved the outcome in PMTCT in the facility as couples receive HIV testing and counseling reducing the burden of single disclosure of status. According to the Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), 20% of women in the country give birth on their own, in their homes, as a result of decisions made by their husbands, while another 25% are only attended to by traditional birth attendants, most of them cannot handle complicated cases but can rarely refer them to trained medical personnel.
Therefore this strategy which creates awareness on male support for their spouses should be given a broader frontier, both in clinics, households and community levels. The organization has so far involved 3000 men, as they have a priceless role to play towards a significant improvement in maternal health .There is growing evidence that the role of men in the access of care is very important given their large role in family decision making. Men’s knowledge about danger signs of pregnancy and what to do about them is very relevant to their life-saving role during pregnancy and childbirth, this has been made possible by the organization through regular sensitization
Mapping and training of Traditional Birth Attendants
Traffina Foundation currently works with some Traditional Birth Attendants in rural FCT and Imo state. The TBAs are trained on the extent to handle pregnant women, background information about pregnancy and deliveries, including how to identify danger signs in pregnancy and prompt referral to nearby PHCs.