I KNOW THAT I CAN’T SOLVE ALL THE MATERNAL HEALTH CHALLENGES IN THE WORLD BY MYSELF. I NEED AND WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME.
Nigeria is the second largest contributor to the under–five and maternal mortality rate in the world. The country has about 3 million pregnant and new mothers annually. But 1 in 13 of these women will die from pregnancy and childbirth complications. The country also has about 4010 births per day, and 1 in 5 of these babies will not live to see their fifth birthday. The country loses about 2,300 under-five year olds and 145 women of childbearing age every day.
Most of these deaths are preventable. According to WHO, Good antenatal care can prevent the major causes of neonatal mortality in Nigeria—neonatal tetanus, malaria, maternal anemia, asphyxia, and premature birth.
The Bloome Foundation for Mother and Child was established, to join forces with other organizations committed to the fight to reduce Maternal and Infant mortality in Nigeria.