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CWHAD partnered with the Rotary Club of Trans-Amadi for the implementation of their 2019 Safe Motherhood and Child Survival Project which held at Azuabe community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers state. This partnership was made possible with funding from the Martindale Family of the Indiana State, USA.  We provided 27 sterile birthing kits and supported the free medical outreach for the project. A total of 359 women and children were reached during this outing.

Given the unmet need of the community, we are soliciting funds in order to provide access to health services for the teeming population of the residents we were unable to attend to at this time. To make a donation, please visit our donation tab or click here to make your kind donation.

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 Cross Section of the Safe Motherhood and Child Survival Project Implemetation Team

Recorded Session of the Safe Motherhood and Child Survival Outreach Project

 

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 15:58

CWHAD Launched Mothers Delivery Kits

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Saturday, 31 August 2019 15:23

5TH ANNUAL MATERNAL HEALTH LECTURE

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This year marked the 6th Anniversary of CWHAD and the 5th Annual Maternal Health Lecture. The event which was celebrated on September 7th 2018 in the rural community of Degema, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State, held at the First Baptist Church hall, Degema. A total of 189 persons were in attendance. This included 21 pregnant women, 51 nursing mothers, 24 women of child bearing age and 94 children between the ages of 0-5years.

5TH ANNUAL MATERNAL HEALTH LECTURE

IMG 20180908 WA0057The theme of this year’s lecture was ‘Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Rural Communities’. The Ministry of Health was represented by the Coordinator of the Safe Motherhood unit, Mrs. Mikiai Amachree, and the Desk officer for Safe Motherhood, Mrs. Dabota Captain. The first speaker, Mrs. Mikiai Amachree delivered on the topic ‘Antenatal Care attendance and facility utilization for delivery’. She educated the women about safe motherhood, exclusive breastfeeding, the importance of routine drugs to the mother and foetus, as well as proper dieting in pregnancy. The second speaker, Mrs. Dabota Captain talked about Family Planning. She discussed the different methods of family planning and their benefits. She also debunked some myths and misconceptions about family planning. One of such misconception was the notion that family planning leads to sterility.

  

  FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH

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The free medical outreach program was part of our effort to improve maternal health outcomes for people in Degema. With support from FAECARE Foundation and RAHI Medical Outreach, CWHAD provided screening for malaria, hypertension and Diabetes. Multivitamin supplements were provided to pregnant and lactating mothers, while children were dewormed and given Vitamin A. Their mothers were given Vitamin B and Paracetamol syrups for use at their homes.

  WELFARE MATERIALS

12 pregnant women went home with CWHAD Mothers Delivery Kit. This kit is a customized bag that contains all the items needed by pregnant women for their delivery. It was launched in 2017 as a part of the Save-a-Mum  project towards curbing maternal mortality in Rivers State. Other items given include; baby baths, baby cot, baby net, baby blankets, baby caps, socks, combs, dettol, towels clothes and shoes. 

APPRECIATION

Our sincere gratitude goes to our partners: RAHI Medical Outreach; FAECARE Foundation; Rivers State Ministry of Health; as well as our friends and fans for their support.

 

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:07

1ST Annual Maternal Health Lecture (AMHL)

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This is an event designed to educate the public about issues in women's health, and provide an opportunity for networking and interactive sessions with stakeholders in women's health. It is planned to take every May. The Center hosted the 1st Annual Maternal Health lecture on the 20th of May, 2013. The event had in attendance representatives of civil society organizations, doctors, students, and representatives of the state ministries of health and women affairs.

The theme of the 2013 lecture was “Maternal mortality in Nigeria: experiences from Rivers State and the way forward”; delivered by Dr. Godson Eze, a public health expert from the Delta State University Teaching Hospital.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:03

2nd Annual Maternal Health Lecture (2014)

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In furtherance of our goal to promote women's health, and to sensitize women at the grass root about issues affecting their health, CWHAD organized the 2014 edition of annual maternal health lecture series. The theme was 'Malaria in Pregnancy: the way forward'. According to the lecture delivered by the Executive Director, Mrs. Helen Odega, Over 300,000 Nigerians die from malaria each year. An estimated 250,000 of these deaths are children younger than five. Malaria also contributes a significant 11% of maternal deaths in Nigeria.

The event held at the Dominion  Towers   Parish, R edeemed Chris tian Church Of God (RCCG), RD road, off Okporo road, Port Harcourt. A total of 25 pregnant women were in attendance at the lecture. A major high point of the event was the  free  malaria scr eening and the distribution of insecticide treated nets.