Our commitment to improving access to quality and affordable healthcare for under-served, hard-to-reach populations in Nigeria, has enabled us expand our campaigns scope beyond maternal and child health focus. Below are some areas we have engaged in and still look forward to working on with prospective funders.
Our Health Focus On Malaria
Nigeria bears a disproportionately high share of the global malaria disease burden.
BCHDI has tested and provided chemoprophylaxis to over 3,000 pregnant women, to combat malaria in pregnancy. We currently have an annual project which makes provision for rapid malaria testing and chemoprophylaxis treatment in pregnant women.
Our Health Focus On Nutrition
One million children under five die every year in Nigeria, 35% of them are due to causes attributed to malnutrition. This makes Nigeria one of the six countries that accounts for half of all child deaths from malnutrition worldwide.
Biire Foundation’s response to malnutrition is multifaceted. We work closely with community health and maternity workers to identify early signs of malnutrition and subsequently refer these cases to the health care centres for facility treatment.
Our Focus On Maternal & Child Health
One million children under five die every year in Nigeria, 35% of them In Nigeria, 54,000 women and girls die each year due to pregnancy-related complications. Numerous studies have identified several factors that are responsible for the high rate of maternal and child mortality.
We have continued to train Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) across Lagos and Ogun state on best practices to deliver quality healthcare services to pregnant women.
Our Reproductive Health Right Focus
Nigeria’s development is compromised by the sexual and reproductive health issues afflicting its youth.
BIIRE has implemented projects focused on improving the health outcomes of youths by granting them access to life-saving contraceptives, in order to significantly reduce the high incidence of HIV/AIDS, unplanned pregnancies and unsafe abortions.
Water Sanitation & Hygiene Focus
Diseases caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene lead to malnutrition, stunting and child mortality, with nearly 600,000 children under the age of five losing their lives every year to preventable situations (UNICEF).
In response to the gross hygiene challenges in Nigeria, we have carried several hand washing campaigns in Nigerian schools, teaching school students best practices to observe personal hygiene.