Our mission is simple
We believe in a future devoid of Maternal and Child morbidity & mortality
Ensuring every Pregnancy Undergoes a Safe delivery
Devoid of Common Complications through Education and Empowerment of Rural Healthcare Providers.
Safer Hands Initiative has provided over 5 thousand health resources to women in need.
In commemoration of the 2022 International Day of Maternal Health and Rights, we had our SHI Maternal Health Summit 2022 in collaboration with Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) Lagos and MWAN National Young Doctors Forum.
Theme: Improving Maternal Health and Rights towards sustainable development.
Date: Saturday 16th April, 2022
What we do
SAFER HANDS is an initiative which started up in August 2017 – after a time lined assessment and review of our maternal and child health system in Nigeria – aimed at reducing the high level of maternal and child deaths associated with child-birth in sub-sahara Africa, in which Nigeria is one of the major contributors.
The social enterprise was created out of the dire need to ensure positive changes and achieve sustainable impacts that would potentiate into attaining a healthy sustainable future, particularly in areas with current deficits in providing and achieving basic Universal health coverage in Nigeria.
In accordance with article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child , Safer Hands Health Initiative believes that all children wherever they may live , have the right to be protected , nurtured and to be free from all forms of violence , abuse , neglect, maltreatment and exploitation . As part of Safer Hands Health Initiative`s commitment to the protection of children from all forms of harm and abuse. Safer Hands Health Initiative have a responsibility to ensure that our organization have a child protection measures in place.
We have attached a copy of our Child Protection Policy. Safer Hands Health Initiative Child Protection Policy
Sustainable development goals (SDG) also known as Global goals are a collection of 17 goals set by the United Nations with the aim to be attained by year 2030. Sustainable development goal 3 ; “Good health and well-being “ is aimed at ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. Maternal and child health is an integral part of this goal . SDG-3 aims to reduce under-five mortality to as low as 25per 1000 live births and to accelerate progress in order to reach SDG targets for immunization. it also aims to reduce maternal mortality to less than 70 deaths per 100,000 live-births and achieve universal coverage of skilled birth attendants . Furthermore, Goal 3 aims to ensure availability of family planning and access to sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls.
Helping women now through early detection, education, and support
Safer Hands is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to providing and ensuring access to basic maternal and child health care services in under-served communities and ensuring every pregnancy undergoes a safe delivery devoid of common complications through Education and Empowerment of rural healthcare providers and other involved stakeholders.
Following a health education session organized by the Students Counselling Association of Nigeria, University of Calabar Chapter (SCASSON UCC) on their platform (Whatsapp) on the
The ongoing pandemic and social distancing rule has necessitated various rules and practices applied to different sectors and practices, not exempting the health providing sectors
With the continuous aim of ensuring good outcomes for every pregnancy, we engaged in training and retraining worships for identified traditional birth attendants for safe