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June 19-20 2020

Virtual Refugee Conference

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Akure, Nigeria

PROBLEM According to the United Nations, Nigeria is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to give birth. The country accounts for 19% of all maternal deaths on the Planet. UNICEF makes it much clearer by stating that “Every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 children under five and 145 women of childbearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under–five and maternal mortality rate in the world.” Up to 85% of this mortality occurs in rural disconnected communities and IDP because of THREE Major reasons;

  1. The massive broken healthcare chain,

  2. The broken healthcare information gap and

  3. The several unhealthy delivery practices by untrained community healthcare service providers in these vulnerable communities:


Natal Cares is a social Project which leverages on the power of mobile technology and low cost innovation to combat maternal and infant mortality among Refugees and IDP Camps in Nigeria. Primarily focusing on providing mental and emotional healthcare support, medical monitoring and emergency services to at-risk pregnant women and nursing mothers reaching them in their hometowns and villages and advocating for better access to healthcare at primary healthcare centers especially in Under-served communities and Refugee Camps. SOCIAL IMPACT

  1. Natal Cares provides affordable delivery Kits for women in labor especially those in Under-served communities and Refugee Camps.

  2. We provide lifesaving health information and services to pregnant women and Nursing mothers in Under-served Communities and Refugee Camps which help to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

  3. Our idea also provides a stream of income for the traditional birth attendants in these areas who would be in charge of retailing the Delivery Kits.

  4. Natal Cares supports the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3) and the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Child and Maternal Mortality.