Motherhood NG Initiative is a women-led non-governmental organization with the mission to improve maternal, neonatal and child health in underserved communities in Nigeria.
In line with its commitment to improving maternal health outcomes in underserved communities, Motherhood NG Initiative held training under Project Safe Birth for 50 Traditional Birth Attendants at Ado-Odo Ota Local Government in Ogun State on prevention of postpartum hemorrhage. Postpartum hemorrhage has been identified as one of the top 3 leading causes of maternal mortality in Nigeria.
The one day eye-opening training was facilitated by two certified medical practitioners and the traditional birth attendants were taught the signs that can lead to postpartum hemorrhage and how to prevent it. However, they were also cautioned to know their limits, so as to reduce maternal and child mortality in Nigeria.
The founder, Motherhood NG Initiative, Abiodun Alabi, stated that Project Safe Birth is focused on reducing maternal mortality in underserved communities in three ways; by training of traditional birth attendants, providing free safe birth kits to pregnant women in rural communities and causing social behavioral change towards family planning through sensitization and following up with messages to promote family planning to these women via E-mobile in their respective indigenous languages.
The Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) aims to ensure healthy lives and promotes wellbeing for all across all ages and genders. The first target of the SDG 3 seeks to reduce the global maternal ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births. According to the World Bank, the maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria as of 2017 was 917 per 100,000 live births.
Motherhood NG Initiative is working towards achieving the SDG3 by 2030.