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Preventing Maternal and Infant Mortality in Africa.
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Who We Are

a social enterprise with a unique mission

HelpMum is a social enterprise birthed with the mission to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Africa.

Our Vision

To become Africa’s leading mobile healthcare (mHealth) service provider before the year 2025.
To see a world free of maternal and infant death.

Our Mission

Our mission is to eradicate infant and maternal mortality in  Africa

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Our Offer

Birth Kit

We provide low cost Clean Birth kit to pregnant women in rural/underserved communities. We develop basic, inexpensive HelpMum Clean kits in rural./underserved communities.

HelpMum Digital Health Cafe

The HelpMum Digital Health café is a wholly renovated maternity home that has been well equipped to provide quality health care to pregnant women in the rural community. It also serves as a training home for community  birth attendants, and many other health programs and research activities have been hosted in the health café.

Empowerment of women

HelpMum is committed to building a system where women are recognized, empowered, and appreciated. We have  community birth attendants who retail our HelpMum Clean Birth  kit to pregnant women that can afford it in Nigeria   and    they   make a commission on each HelpMum Clean Birth kit they sell.
Women are also responsible for producing the HelpMum clean birth kit bags and face masks, and with this contract, they have been making enough profit to cater to their families.

HelpMum Research

HelpMum Research was launched to make the best use of a  data-driven approach and artificial intelligence to build innovations aimed at improving maternal and infant health care, especially vaccination  outcomes,  in Nigeria and across Africa.

HelpMum Vaccination Tracker

HelpMum Vaccination Tracker is a mobile application for parents to ensure they do not miss any of their children’s vaccination appointments. The HelpMum vaccination tracker automatically generates babies’ vaccination appointments from childbirth till 9 years old. It ensures that parents receive a reminder message and also keeps them better informed about the importance of every vaccine their children receive. The HelpMum Vaccination tracker is also available for use for primary healthcare centers and Hospital to improve immunization outcome

Health Information and Medical Support

We support pregnant women by providing them with health information and medical advice to help them cope with various issues related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Helpmum E-learning platform

The E-learning platform was created to give community birth attendants all over the country easy access to all of our training.

These birth attendants are given free mobile tablets containing prerecorded videos that cover teachings on salient topics across their work, so they can acquire more knowledge and refer to the instructions whenever necessary.
This innovation has also helped them to train more birth attendants in their various communities.

Our Response to COVID-19

HelpMum Manufactured and Provided Free HelpMum Protective Mask to  Pregnant women and Nursing mothers in remote areas in Nigeria

Background

According to the World Health Organization, Nigeria has one of the highest under-five mortality rates in the world. Deaths of newborns in Nigeria represents a quarter of the total number of deaths of children under the age
of five.

Identifying the causes of these deaths is the first step towards seeing a change. A majority of this infant mortality occur within the first week of life due to complications during pregnancy and delivery, reflecting the intimate link between newborn survival and the quality of maternity care. Others result from malnutrition, and inadequate care.
These deaths can be prevented if the causes are addressed.

Infant and maternal mortality is one of the leading public health problems globally.This problem is much worse in Africa and developing countries around the world.  According to UNICEF; Every single day, Nigeria loses about 2300 children under the age of five and 145 women of child bearing age.This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world.

This phenomenon is an important indicator of the health care system of the nation as it is associated with a number of factors such as maternal health,quality and access to medical care, socioeconomic condition and public health practices.

Children have access to health care only when their mothers have access. Most women who live in rural communities are not well informed and do not know the importance of medical attention during and after pregnancy, and delivery in a safe and clinical setting. Those who see the need for it, do not have access to these services.
Lack of public health facilities, clean birth kits and adequate information have resulted in low implementation of quality health care to mothers and consequently, their children.
These women do not present their children for immunization at appropriate times, give the essential supplements and seek the required medical attention for themselves and their  children,thereby resulting  in   the high mortality rate of these children before age five.

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Our Solution

HelpMum is a social enterprise birthed with the mission to eradicate maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria. Using the power of mobile technology and low cost innovations, we deliver lifesaving health information to pregnant women on their mobile phones, provide clean birth kits for women in deprived and undeserved communities, remind women of their babies’ vaccination appointments through our vaccination tracking system and train community birth attendants using our E-Learning platform by providing HelpMum free mobile tablets. We also offer complete renovation of highly unhygienic and deteriorated state of community birth attendant homes, providing such homes with hospital equipment and infrastructure, free internet and uninterrupted power supply to enable safe delivery.

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