MamaCare

Antenatal and Postnatal Education

All pregnant women are welcome to attend The Wellbeing Foundation MamaCare Antenatal Education classes. Classes are led by a qualified midwife, held weekly. Partners and family members are welcome. The sessions will give pregnant women practical information, advice and support to help prepare for birth and care for their newborn.

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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

in Healthcare Centres, Schools and Communities

WBFA and its partners are committed to improving WASH in healthcare facilities, schools and communities in Nigeria and around the world. WBFA midwives will be given a global platform to share their WASH experiences to further the above roadmap, and to campaign on a national level for improved WASH in HCF. WBFA Midwives will lead WASH training in MamaCare classes and visit healthcare facilities to advocate for WASH. The Founder-President will use her global platform to promote the above roadmap and work to promote WBFA programmes and advocacy goals

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EMONC

Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care

The Wellbeing Foundation has joined forces with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the oldest and most established school of tropical medicine in the world, and Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest global health companies, to implement the EmONC training programme in Kwara State. This is a unique partnership model, bringing together an esteemed higher-education institution, the private sector and a civil society organisation.

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Alive & Thrive IYCF

Alive & Thrive Infant and Young Child Feeding Program

Early and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is the single most important nutritional determinant for child survival. Yet, in Nigeria, where more than 800,000 children under the age of five die each year, a majority of new mothers do not engage in optimal breastfeeding practice. Nationwide, only 33% of children are breastfed within the first hour of birth, and only 17% are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. Furthermore, poor infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices contribute to the prevalence of stunting (37%), wasting (18%), and underweight children (29%) throughout the country.

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Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Personal Health Record

(IMNCH PHR).

In 2009, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa launched its flagship tool, the Nigeria Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Personal Health Record (IMNCH PHR).  We  worked in partnership and consultation with global and local stakeholders in the field of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), including the United Kingdom’s Perinatal Institute, the Japanese international development agency JICA, and Nigeria’s Joint Agency Harmonisation Task Force on Integrated Maternal Newborn and Child Health, membership of which is drawn from Federal Ministry of Health’s MNCH Core Technical Committee, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPCDHA), the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the National Population Commission (NPopC), Paediatric Association Of Nigeria (PAN), Society Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON), and the World Health Organisation (WHO), to develop this patient health record.

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Adolescent Girls Skills & Drills Handbook

In 2009, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa launched its flagship tool, the Nigeria Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Personal Health Record (IMNCH PHR).  We  worked in partnership and consultation with global and local stakeholders in the field of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), including the United Kingdom’s Perinatal Institute, the Japanese international development agency JICA, and Nigeria’s Joint Agency Harmonisation Task Force on Integrated Maternal Newborn and Child Health, membership of which is drawn from Federal Ministry of Health’s MNCH Core Technical Committee, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPCDHA), the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the National Population Commission (NPopC), Paediatric Association Of Nigeria (PAN), Society Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SOGON), and the World Health Organisation (WHO), to develop this patient health record.

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