GET TO KNOW US

Society for Safe Motherhood is an international and grassroots community non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the health, educational attainment, human right, and opportunities for women, children and families in Nigeria. The organization was born out of love and passion for women and children. Our founders, having worked in the medical field for over 15 years found out that there is a DIRE need to help women and children due to the high increase in maternal /infant mortality as a result of poverty amongst women in developing countries like Nigeria.


OUR VISION

We have a vision to raise healthy women who will take their place within the home, society and become involved in various active decision making levels in Nigeria and indeed across the African continent.


OUR MISSION

We have a vision to raise healthy women who will take their place within the home, society and become involved in various active decision making levels in Nigeria and indeed across the African continent.


OUR KEY OBJECTIVES

-To improve maternal health of women in developing countries
-To help eradicate maternal mortality
-To eradicate infant mortality in developing countries
-To help combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases as they affect women and children


STATEMENT OF NEED

Nigeria Accounts for 14% of World's Maternal Deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 536,000 women die of pregnancy - related causes annually, and close to 10 million women suffer complications related to pregnancy or childbirth (WHO, 2007). Nigeria's current MMR of 560 per 100,000 live is indicative that critical aspects of the healthcare delivery system like financial and geographic access to care and good quality healthcare delivery services continue to fail women and children.