Yesterday 12th August 2014, TFCH added Gen. Hospital to the list of health facilities receiving the Clean Birth kits to improve quality maternal , new born and child health services .
During the visit our team visited the ONA of Abaji for a courtesy. The ONA who is the Chairman of Traditional rulers in FCT.
Just like every other health facilities here in rural communities in Nigeria, Abaji also faces the same challenge of low record of child delivery services. The community women will always come for Ante-natal clinics but due to some reasons like culture, lack of money to buy the listed items for delivery and also to settle medical bill after delivery etc drives the women away to patronize the traditional birth attendants because services there are very cheap , while some of the mothers conduct delivery by themselves.
You see, when we talk about the burden of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria, the underlying problem comes from rural communities. We know very well that in Nigeria its only the rich that can afford the cost of deliveries in private hospitals that are well equipped. The burden is much in the rural communities, that is why TFCH is down hard to reach communities to bridge this gap.
Even with NO support of the Federal government in what we are doing, we the young people have set our mind out to make a change, the 145 women dying every day are our own women, sisters, wives, daughters , future leaders etc.
TFCH Gods willing is out to make an impact towards improving MNCH in Abaji with the Clean Birth kits.
Looking the pictures the women are already in love with the kits and will come back to the hospital to deliver just to have the pink bundle….#innovation is the key#
We are excited that Misoprostol to prevent bleeding , Chlohexidine gel for cord treatment are also in our clean birth kits..#great step #
SEE PICTURES OF ACTIVITIES BELOW