Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
In recent decades, the world has made significant progress reducing newborn and maternal deaths. More infants today live to celebrate their fifth birthday, while fewer women lose their lives during pregnancy and childbirth.
Newborn and maternal mortality snapshot
- Every day, some 6,500 babies die in the first month of life. In 2020, an estimated 2.4 million newborns died worldwide.
- Globally, about 810 women die each day from preventable complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.
- Sub-Saharan Africa records the world’s highest rates of newborn and maternal mortality.
- If current trends continue, 48 million children under the age of 5 are projected to die between 2020 and 2030, half of them newborns.
U-TOLF have reached over one million children in Enugu, Imo, Abia and Delta States providing free drugs, medical consumables.
More than 300,000 women receive prenatal and postnatal multivitamin supplements annually from U-TOLF. This is done through our partnership with the Enugu State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA) where we donate these commodities to be distributed across all the Health centres of the State.
H.E Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi as the Immunization Champion of the State conferred on her by UNICEF promotes Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health by paying routine visits to new mothers at various medical facilities, donating drugs, sanitary materials and even mosquito nets to nursing mothers. She also promotes complete immunization and proper nutrition at public gatherings.
Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Week
In support of the Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) week organized by the Enugu State Ministry of Health, U-TOLF made a donation of over 500,000 doses of Vitamin A supplements for children. The Honorable Commissioner of Health, Dr. Emmanuel Obi was happy to receive the commodities. We are able to sustain this program through the years with the aid of our donor partner @vitaminangels, millions of children across the South Eastern States of Nigeria have benefited from these supplements through our support.