In the depths of despair, amidst the shadows of adversity, hope emerges as a radiant beacon, casting its light upon the path of maternal care in Nigeria. Hope, a fragile yet potent force, sustains the hearts of expectant mothers and ignites a flame of possibility in the darkest corners of their circumstances. It is hope that whispers promises of a brighter future, where maternal healthcare becomes a cornerstone of compassion and empowerment.
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It is World Health Day, everyone!This year’s theme, “Health for All”, serves as a reminder that healthcare should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their social or economic status. This is especially important for underserved women and children in Africa who continue to face significant barriers to accessing quality healthcare.As a body passionate about maternal healthcare in READ MORE
In Nigeria, especially in the suburban areas, there are a lot of people, both young and old, living with a hernia, diseases of the appendix, gall bladder, and even the ovary. It has been their sad reality for years, not because the pain is mild or the protrusion is a fashion statement, but because there READ MORE
Held Event – The TBA Support Program It displeased our field staff in Enugu (Nigeria) to know that many pregnant mothers still left the primary health centre we had equipped, for the homes of traditional birth attendants. We had done much to reposition the health centre, yet some women wouldn’t go there. So, our staff READ MORE
Paschaline, Sam and Amaka have always wondered why the pregnant women who they have been trying to help access quality delivery services at the primary health center (PHC), keep evading the health centers for the homes of the traditional birth attendants (TBA). To Paschaline and her friends working for GEANCO on the Anemia control program, READ MORE
It has been an exciting couple of months at our modular clinics. Don’t be quick to forget that the modular clinic initiative was born out of the desire to proffer health care to underserved women and children in communities. We have undoubtedly made appreciable progress with integrating modern conventional maternity practice with a traditional institution. READ MORE
The failure to initiate and sustain breathing at birth has caused about three-quarters of all intrapartum related deaths in rural areas, with a high risk of neonatal encephalopathy in babies that survive. In response, GEANCO Foundation conducted an intensive 2-day training for TBAs and their trainees in a bid to bridge this knowledge gap. This READ MORE
I stayed in an enclosed space for a good number of months, no one came around to disturb my peace and my mother ensured all the necessary nutrients needed for me to thrive was available. From month to month, I got bigger and healthier in there and a growing consciousness made me understand I’d be READ MORE
Every Thursday, the pregnant women gather at the lounge of Julia Burke Maternity for their antenatal visits. We all know what happens when two or more women come together: the noise, the shades, the laughter, the gossip, and everything in between. There is always that group whose words will resound all over the place in READ MORE
We wish our esteemed sponsors and supporters warm Easter celebrations. This Easter feels just like a good time to remind you how thankful we are for all the help and support you have extended towards us which has empowered us to positively affect lives and communities around us. As you celebrate this holiday, may hope, READ MORE
Within four months of cutting the ribbons of our first-ever Modular Clinic christened The Julia Burke Maternity Centre, we are excited to bring you happy tales about the launching of yet another modular clinic by our project team. Last week Wednesday, the 17th of March 2021, was a memorable day for the people of Obinagu READ MORE
According to an NCDC report to WHO in November 2020, Enugu State was amongst the five states in Nigeria with the occurrence of multiple deaths as a result of the Yellow fever outbreak. The other four states included Bauchi, Benue, Delta and Ebonyi states. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected READ MORE