Maternal Health and Nutrition Conference

Duru Edith
Posted October 19, 2021 from Nigeria
The flier for the Conference
The flier for the Conference (1/4)

The maternal mortality rate of Nigeria is 814 (per 100,000 live birth in Nigeria) and the lifetime risk of a Nigerian woman dying during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum or post abortion is 1 in 22, in contrast to the lifetime risk in developed countries estimated at 1 in 4,900". This is according to WHO.

So, I worked on nutritional status of antenatal women for my undergraduate research project and now I want to do more. I believe that "A healthy mother breeds a healthy nation".

On a Monday, 4th October 2021, at Roni Primary Health Centre, Roni LGA, Jigawa State. "Health Mothers, Healthy Babies" is the focus.

The Maternal Health and Nutrition Conference was lit! There has been lots of positive feedback from these women and the hospital's management.

Truly, you can't imagine how your little advice, counsel, encouragement, time, love and resources shared with others can help to strengthen their feet until you take that bold step to make  ia positive impact wherever you find yourself. Initially ,I was faced with the major challenge of communicating in the native language of the community to give my lecture (which is Hausa Language). But thank God I was able to get someone to translate while I gave the lecture in English Language.

Thanks to the management of Roni Primary Health Centre for this rare opportunity, their support and cooperation. 

Thanks to worldpulse sisterhood for the true show of love, support and encouragement to do more and share our story

 

 

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megsmueller
Oct 19
Oct 19

Hi Edith
Very well done to you! Congratulations. I can't agree more - we often think we have very little to give, until we realise the support and receptiveness and until we see how it has impacted others. Continue the good work. Blessings to you and thank you for sharing.

Duru Edith
Oct 24
Oct 24

Exactly sis! Our world needs individuals that are ready to share their little experiences and ideas with others.
God bless you too sis.

Paulina Nayra
Oct 30
Oct 30

Dear Edith,
How are you? How was the conference? Educating women on proper nutrition especially for those who are pregnant is imperative. We all know that mothers will always prioritize the needs of the children over their own needs. They should be made to realize that "Healthy mothers makes healthy babies".
Have a wonderful day.

Duru Edith
Oct 31
Oct 31

Thanks sister, I'm very fine and the conference was indeed impactful.
The mothers were very happy to be in the conference.
I believe more efforts can be put into ensuring the good health of mothers and babies.
Thanks you for cheering the conference Paulina and do have a blissful day.

J Brenda Lanyero
Oct 31
Oct 31

Hello Edith.
Thank you for the great job which is going to impact the lives of many women. My mum always said that little is much...thank you for the initiative.