Our mission is to decimate perinatal mortality in Nigeria through our programs.
As of 2016, the neonatal death rate is 34.1 per thousand live births.
We are committed to ensuring that by 2030, neonatal mortality is 3.4 per thousand live births or less.
Nigeria’s newborn death rate (neonatal mortality) – 528 per day – is one of the highest in the world.
More than a quarter of the estimated 1 million children who die under the age of 5 years annually in Nigeria die during the first 28 days of life (neonatal period).
About 9 out of ten of newborn deaths are preventable.
Every 10 minutes, one woman dies on account of pregnancy or childbirth in Nigeria, making a total of 53,000 per year.
This means about 800 women die in every 100,000 live births in Nigeria.