Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- Family planning and reproductive health
- Maternal, newborn and child health
SummarySaferMom is a social enterprise that addresses the high maternal and infant mortality crises in Nigeria. SaferMom delivers vital health information to new and expectant mothers using interactive, personalized low cost mobile technologies, including SMS and voice calls in the local languages.
To eradicate illness and mortality in mothers, newborns, and children in urban slums of Nigeria and Africa.
• Increase knowledge of individuals, households and community
• Increase skills and motivation of human resources to offer services at household and community levels
• Strengthen and sustain linkage with government, NGO and private health facilities
• Develop a supportive network to support communities and individual households to sustain services
• Facilitate scaling up of successful approaches
- Follow up with pregnant women
- Education on breast feeding
Key program components
In Nigeria, the vast majority of women have poor access to reproductive health information and resources. To make things worse, most comprehensive health centers are far from reach which reduces ante and post natal visits by women as recommended by WHO.
SaferMom's goal is to help fight maternal and child health crises in Nigeria using a combination of social and creative technologies. In the last five years Africa has seen a rapid growth of mobile phone technology with over 80 million mobile phones subscription in Nigeria. Mobile phones are one of the most important and proven tools for penetration into emerging markets. SaferMom leverages the power of low cost mobile technologies to reduce maternal mortality and the mortality of children under five in rural Nigeria. SaferMom uses SMS and voice call to provide vital information to mothers, especially to high risk girls who have been subjected to forced marriages, in Northern Nigeria.
What makes this platform unique is the ability to make outgoing messages in peronalized local languages spoken by the majority of speakers in Nigeria.
To make this program unique, SaferMom provides light skill acquisition programmes to help rural mothers support their family since the majority of these women are the bread winners for their families.
“All women and girls have the right, and must have the means, to decide freely and for themselves
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