Alaafia Kwara - A Wellbeing Foundation Africa Initiative established to promote and positively impact the health and wellbeing of women and children, families and communities in Kwara State.
About Alaafia Kwara
Alaafia Kwara – A Wellbeing Foundation Africa Initiative established to promote and positively impact the health and wellbeing of women and children, families and communities in Kwara State.
The Alaafia Kwara Initiative was established by Her Excellency Toyin Ojora Saraki in 2004, First Lady of Kwara State 2003 – 2011, to highlight key solutions towards achieving progress in the key measurable indices set out by the 2015 millennium development goals.
Our interventions and initiatives continue to be guided by the targets of the 2030 sustainable development goals.
Alaafia Kwara adheres to the principle that within each community lies the intelligence and capacity to ensure the development of that community, our work is not to bestow largesse but to bring out the qualities and aid the development of each member of that community through well targeted and impactful programs.
Our work is carried out through a unique congregation of women’s groups, professional and vocational associations, community associations and cooperatives, of which we have over 1300 groups registered under the Alaafia Kwara Platform for Effective Action, an unprecedented women and youths consultative forum that is represented in every nook and cranny of the state, such that no suffering should go unnoticed.
Alaafia Kwara is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission under Part C (Incorporated Trustees) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act CAP C20. L.F.N 2004 with registration number: CAC/6/1NCT/13,733.
The Alaafia Kwara is supported by a Board of Trustee, which is headed by the Founder/ President, Her Excellency, Mrs. Toyin Saraki? The day to day running of the organisation is guided by the Board of Advisors whose membership is representative of the global outlook of the organisation. The board oversees the affairs of the NGO, making policies which are implemented by the management team.
We combine our programmes with advocacy work in Nigeria and around the world allowing every health worker and mother to have access to life altering advice. Over 200,000 women have taken part in our flagship ‘MamaCare’ classes in Nigeria
Water Sanitation & Hygiene
Our MamaCare360 WASHForWellbeing classes, delivered by a dedicated team of qualified professional midwives, takes place weekly. Emphasizing key skills of hygiene in health facilities, environmental and surface hygiene, for maternal, newborn and child survival.
Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC)
Nigeria accounts for about 20% of all global maternal deaths with an over 800 deaths per 100,000 live births and about 37 new born deaths per 1000 live births. Common causes of maternal death are pre-eclampsia, haemorrhage, sepsis, complication from abortion and obstructed labour, 80% of these causes are preventable.
MamaCare360 Antenatal and Postnatal Education
Limited access to, and knowledge of, antenatal care (ANC) makes pregnancy a fatal journey for so many women and their babies in Nigeria. Our ANC classes are led by a qualified midwife, trained to a global standard, with partners and family members welcome to attend.
Personal Health Record
In 2009, we launched our flagship tool, the Nigeria Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Personal Health Record (IMNCH PHR). We worked in partnership and consultation with global and local stakeholders in the field of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) to develop this patient health record.