#MaternalMonday is a simple and effective advocacy campaign of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa to remind and encourage mothers and their healthcare givers that for a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery, every mother should deliver her baby in a properly equipped medical facility, attended by a skilled and qualified midwife with access to appropriate medical referral to a doctor and/or surgeon.
#MaternalMonday Delivers traction in maternal newborn and child health goals from pregnancy, post-natal periods to newborn nurturing, infant and childbirth registration, immunization, breastfeeding, and nutrition, from point of pregnancy up till adolescence and womanhood, including prevention of child marriage, retention of girls in education, and eradication of gender violence.
#MaternalMonday allows us to regularly build evidence on what works, and how best they work, in relation to maternal, newborn, and child health. A crucial tool for such evidence-building, especially regarding civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS), is the hand-held Personal Health Record (PHR) which records all processes, happenings and interventions during pregnancy, childbirth and up till the child is 5 years old. The Wellbeing Foundation Africa will continue to use #MaternalMonday to get feedback on the use of the PHR, in order to drive people-led, community-based progress in maternal, newborn and child health improvements.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa works tirelessly to save lives and alleviate the suffering of mothers, newborns and children in Nigeria and across Africa. Our frontline programmes, advocacy and partnerships aim to educate and empower women to be health-seeking and a partner in their own development.
WBFA’s programmes are supported through sponsorship, donations and partner funding. As we continue to grow in our work and reach, we seek additional support. Below are various ways you can be involved.