Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth and to be born. According to UNICEF, a woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and childbirth in Nigeria is 1 in 13.
One of the underlying causes of the high maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria includes limited availability of timely and reliable health information for decision-making and poor access to and use of health facilities. In addition, there remains a lack of collective community knowledge on safe and healthy pregnancy and infant care.
Mamalette is a platform that focuses on improving health outcomes for pregnant women and new mothers who are vulnerable or socially marginalised while simultaneously providing employment opportunities for women.
Mamalette trains experienced mothers who work as health champions in various neighbourhoods sharing important live saving, maternal and infant health information peer support, group meetings and awareness campaigns.