Over the past two (2) years Traffina Foundation has created an innovation to help reduce the high maternal and child mortality rate in Nigeria/Africa using the “Moms & Newborn Delivery Kits” which contains essential health needs of women and newborn during childbirth , addressing emergency care for bleeding, infection prevention and control , newborn care and resuscitation .
Most of the low income and rural mothers are using the traditional birth attendant and crude/ harmful methods to deliver newborns. A few of them patronizes unskilled attendants at churches still under unhygienic condition. The urban low income expectant moms use some clinics who often time declare non availability of the childbirth delivery supplies and most mothers resort to praying fervently for safe delivery. All these options are sometime unsatisfactory to these moms. But they just have to cope and trust God that they have safe delivery. But with our work and free delivery training and services, we hope to transform this belated experience
Some healthcare providers are found to have delivery room that are dusty and dirty, tools are rusty and blood laden from the last birth; with no good means to sanitize the instruments. As a result, unsanitary conditions persist leading to increased rates of infection. Our innovation is globally recognized as an effective solution to reduce maternal and child mortality rates.
Our aim is to help save mothers and newborns from needless childbirth complications and death in Nigeria and across Africa. Because we believe these are preventable deaths as already demonstrated by the developed countries. Apart from serving all our women ,we are convince that low income mothers and family constitute the bulk of our productive population and also deserve quality and affordable health care using our Moms & Newborn Delivery kits. Thus, we are committed to offering very inexpensive delivery kits as well as clean and safe delivery services to mothers and babies living in these countries irrespective of economic status. This will enable us to achieve our goal to have MMR reduced in Africa to less than 30 per 100,000 births
Moms & Newborn Delivery kit is a “one stop shop” made and used by women and offers convenience, quality/affordability to even the poorest hospitals, it holds 15 medical supplies including “Chlohexidine and Misoprostol” needed to make childbirth safer. We distribute through markets, health institutions and network of our women taking away the nightmare associated with childbirth .Though our Moms & Newborn delivery kit as well as our services give the women memorable childbirth experience irrespective of their social status. This innovation also grants our women and children freedom of life to flourish like flowers, than investing in flowers to be dropped on their graves everyday.
One, being the low cost that makes it attractive to the low income moms and also environmentally friendly. They are recycled, colorful handbag that could be fancifully reused after the content is removed. After delivery it also serve as immunizations bags saving mothers the cost of buying newborn bags.
This innovation also reduces the rate at which low income and rural mothers are using the traditional birth attendant and crude/ harmful methods to deliver newborns.
With our commitment and other lifesaving innovations in Maternal health , we believe that deaths of women and there newborn at childbirth will soon be history. Also know that we can only achieve this success with you. You can partner with us or sponsor to get our delivery kits, using it to save lives of women in your own community.
About Traffina Foundation for Community Health
Traffina Foundation for Community Health (TFCH) is a Nigerian based non-profit Youth engaged organization committed towards reducing the High Maternal , Newborn and Child mortality and morbidity rate in Nigeria/Africa through provision various free life -saving Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services to vulnerable pregnant mothers and newborn living in poor rural communities who are not able to afford or access quality maternal health care during pregnancy and delivery, Production and distribution of Moms & Newborn Delivery kits , Training of Midwives Nurses /Doctors / Traditional Birth attendants and women empowerment programs for women living in rural communities. TFCH also provides Free health care and support for Internally Displaced Persons affected by insurgency in Nigeria.
TFCH is founded by Chinomnso Traffina Ibe a Nurse Midwife, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow ; 2013 Maternal Health Young Champion Fellow ; IIE Alumni & Wagner College International Alumni who through her passion to save lives , has inspired and drawn many Nigerian youths and women to be committed in saving lives of pregnant women, new mothers & newborn from preventable pregnancy and delivery complications and death.