A maternal, neonatal and child health project implementation by RaiSe Foundation with funding from the TY Danjuma Foundation has reached a milestone with the commissioning of the community based emergency transport (tricycle ambulance) and the establishment of the transport management scheme. This is a major progress indicator for the project with a goal to reduce maternal and new-born mortality and morbidity in Suleja and Mashegu LGAs of Niger state.
Pregnant women living within the 2 communities of Maje, Suleja LGA and in Kaboji, Mashegu LGA are the primary target of this intervention. The two communities have a combined estimated yearly delivery from facility records of 1,788. This accounts for 22% of total deliveries in the LGAs. Mashegu LGA has the highest number of neonatal and child deaths in Niger State as well as one of the lowest rates of facility deliveries at 9% (Niger State RMNCAH+N Scorecard Q2, 2018).
It is expected that the project will successfully bridge the gap in the access to skilled birth attendants during pregnancy and delivery which will in turn increase the chances of survival for mother and new-born babies.
The TY Danjuma Foundation supports interventions that improve access to quality and affordable health care in under-served communities and the intervention by RAiSE Foundation meets the Foundations health focus of improving maternal and child health.