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MATERNAL & INFANT HEALTH

Nigeria is the worst place for a baby to be born. – The Economist (2013) 

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MATERNAL & INFANT HEALTH

Nigeria is the worst place for a baby to be born. – The Economist (2013) 

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MATERNAL & INFANT HEALTH

Anemia & maternal mortality are dangerous scourges, but we are fighting them together in Nigeria.

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The Dangers of Anemia

Anemia is a condition in which not enough healthy red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. The poor blood oxygen levels and blood vessel blockages that result lead to chronic, agonizing pain, severe infections, organ failure and potential death.

Anemia is a factor in almost all maternal deaths, and it poses a 5-fold increase in the overall risk of maternal death related to pregnancy and delivery.

Close to 500,000 maternal deaths ascribed to childbirth or early post-partum occur every year, the vast majority taking place in the developing world.

NIGERIA

The world’s largest anemia-afflicted population

75% of its children have anemia

1 out of 5 maternal deaths can be traced to anemia

The Dangers of Anemia

Anemia is a condition in which not enough healthy red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. The poor blood oxygen levels and blood vessel blockages that result lead to chronic, agonizing pain, severe infections, organ failure and potential death.

Anemia is a factor in almost all maternal deaths, and it poses a 5-fold increase in the overall risk of maternal death related to pregnancy and delivery.

Close to 500,000 maternal deaths ascribed to childbirth or early post-partum occur every year, the vast majority taking place in the developing world.

NIGERIA

Nigeria has the world’s largest anemia-afflicted population

75% of its children have the condition

1 out of every 5 maternal deaths in Nigeria can be traced to anemia

Prenatal Care

We cover the cost of prenatal care and anemia treatment for 400 vulnerable pregnant women each month.

We have also screened over 30,000 women and children for anemia. We are the ONLY partner in all of Nigeria using Masimo Inc.’s innovative, noninvasive handheld monitors to quickly and painlessly screen patients.

We support over 40 maternity centers in rural Nigeria, helping thousands of women safely deliver healthy babies.

Prenatal Care

We cover the cost of prenatal care and anemia treatment for 400 vulnerable pregnant women each month.

We have also screened over 30,000 women and children for anemia. We are the ONLY partner in all of Nigeria using Masimo Inc.’s innovative, noninvasive handheld monitors to quickly and painlessly screen patients.

We support over 40 maternity centers in rural Nigeria, helping thousands of women safely deliver healthy babies.

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