Telecommunications giant, Globacom, will on Friday, December 28, partner an international organisation, Afican Health Now (AHN), to distribute maternity kits to expecting mothers at the Maternity Ward of the Primary Health Centre (PHC), Iwaya, Makoko, Lagos.
Explaining the outreach scheme, the Founder, African Health Now, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, who confirmed that about 300 kits would be distributed, said the Maternity Go Box contains most of the items needed by a new mother to make child delivery hassle-free.
She added that some kits would be warehoused with the Centre to cater for new mothers who may come for assistance in the near future.
She said that her organization discovered that some expectant mothers were not prepared for child birth in any way and would only come to the clinic for delivery without attending ante-natal clinics and requisite amenities. “Our goal is to break that cycle by supporting these women from pregnancy to delivery and postpartum with the Maternity Go Box,” she enthused.
Apart from Globacom, African Health Now is also partnering with renowned US-based Nigerian actor, Dayo Okeniyi, and his Positive Vibes Only (PVO) group as well as Dr. Debo Odulana, the Chief Executive Officer of Doctoora.com, to deliver the maternity kits.