I am a medical doctor practicing in Abuja Nigeria capital where there are lots of slums surrounding the city centre with appalling living conditions. In this part of the world where women are vulnerable, a pregnant woman is even more vulnerable, more so in a society where the maternal mortality rate is between 850 and 1,500 per 100,000 women which is one of the highest in the world.
No woman should have to die just because she is pregnant or about to bring another life in to the world.I and my wife founded The Kinectic Inculsive Health Initiative where we are focusing on Safe Motherhood Project presently ongoing in Jiwa community ( a suburb of Abuja) where our hospital is giving free antenatal and free delivery care to more than 160 women with more than 70 deliveries inclusive of Cesarean Sections.
This initiative was started on January 10, 2019 and we intend to extend it for another year for 200 women more. We have been self funded all through up till now, but we need help to sustain and continue this present population and the additional 200 women more.
For every time a woman loses her life in the process of pregnancy and childbirth, the principles of social justice and human rights are violated for both the woman and the unborn child. Safe motherhood is our collective responsibilities irrespective of the focus of our institution or enterprise.
China Global Television Network (CGTN) has featured our story which was corroborated by a National newspaper as provided in the links below:
Nigeria clinic provides free healthcare services to women Hospital Offer Free Healthcare Services to Women
Nigeria clinic provides free healthcare services to women
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