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  • Preventing Maternal And Infant Mortality In Africa

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

  • Preventing Maternal And Infant Mortality In Africa

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

  • Preventing Maternal And Infant Mortality In Africa

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

  • Preventing Maternal And Infant Mortality In Africa

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

  • Preventing Maternal And Infant Mortality In Africa

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

  • Preventing Maternal And Infant Mortality In Africa

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

  • Preventing Maternal And Infant Mortality In Africa

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

  • Preventing Maternal And Infant Mortality In Africa

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

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Our Mission

Our mission is to eradicate infant and maternal mortality in Africa through innovation, research, policymaking and technology.

Our Vision

To become Africa’s leading mobile maternal and infant healthcare (mHealth) service provider before the year 2027. 

To see a world free of maternal and infant death.

The Preventable Deaths

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. One in every 13 children born in Nigeria die before their first birthday. One in eight do not survive to their fifth birthday. Statistics show many of the infant deaths in Nigeria is from pneumonia, a vaccine-preventable disease.

These deaths can be prevented if the causes are addressed.

The Challenge

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.

The Lack

The access to health care for children is closely linked to the access their mothers have. Unfortunately, many women residing in rural communities lack essential knowledge about the significance of medical care during and after pregnancy, as well as the importance of delivering in a safe and clinical environment. Even among those who recognize the necessity of these services, there is a significant lack of accessibility of proper healthcare facilities for them in remote rural areas.

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.

OUR SOLUTION

HELPMUM AI INNOVATION(ADVISER)

HelpMum ADVISER framework (AI-Driven Vaccination Optimization Framework), is a state-of-the-art data-driven AI(artificial intelligence) smart assistant for increasing the efficacy of vaccination programs in resource-constrained settings. The HelpMum AI Innovation (ADVISER) framework leverages artificial intelligence to predict barriers to immunization for nursing mothers registered on the HelpMum Vaccination tracker and help personalize the best intervention that would ensure nursing mothers registered on HelpMum Vaccination tracker take their children for immunization.

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 digitally register nursing mothers in remote rural areas and help improve immunization outcome for them. HelpMum is currently in partnership with the Oyo State government in deploying the HelpMum Vaccination tracker in primary healthcare centers across the state

HELPMUM RESEARCH

HelpMum Research was launched with the goal of leveraging data-driven techniques and artificial intelligence to develop innovations that enhance maternal and infant healthcare across Nigeria and Africa. One of the early accomplishments from HelpMum Research is the creation of HelpMum ADVISER

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. Community health workers( women ) are digitally empowered with digital tools (like HelpMum Free Mobile Tablet) with content of our E-learning Platform which they use to avert maternal mortality in remote rural area in Nigeria.
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.

E-LEARNING PLATFORM

The HelpMum Digital 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.

HELPMUM CLEAN BIRTH KIT

We provide basic HelpMum Clean Birth Kits which contain essential supplies required at childbirth to ensure a clean, safe, and hygienic delivery in remote rural areas, fully involving the community birth attendants (women).

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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

Our Partners and Funders

Our Partners and Funders