Society for Family Health's Maternal and Newborn Health project works in the Nigerian North-Eastern state of Gombe where families live in remote rural areas far away from health facilities. The project aims to demonstrate effective, scalable approaches to improving critical maternal and neonatal health practices in the home by increasing the families' recognition of danger signs during pregnancy and birth, providing essential clean delivery kits and micro nutrient supplements, establishing of a functional Call Centre that arranges referrals and transport to health facilities when needed. The project works closely with 2 kinds of frontline workers that visit pregnant women and new mothers with their babies at home: traditional birth attendants and the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) volunteers.
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