Nigeria accounts for 19% of all maternal and child deaths globally, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world to give birth in.
Natal Cares is a working platform providing education, treatment and management to pregnant women and health care providers utilising innovative and widely accessible mobile technology. 85% of mortalities occur in rural communities where this programme will bridge the health care information gap, address unhealthy child-delivery practices by untrained birth attendants, and reverse the devastating impact of preventable childhood diseases caused by lack of vaccination.
Uche Kenneth Udekwe is a Social Entrepreneur, an SDG Advocate, and CEO/Founder of NATAL CARES. He has great passion in Public health and ICT4D. He has Project Management background from the Federal University of Technology Akure. Uche is a One Young World Ambassador. He has an excellent Human Relation and communication skills; he can speak SIX major Nigerian languages (Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Pidgin, English and Sign Language) fluently. After the loss of his sister-in-law/Childhood friend at childbirth due to complication of pregnancy and delivery; he has dedicated himself to take action to put an end to maternal and child deaths or at least reduce it drastically. To achieve this goal, he started Natal Cares. At Natal Cares, Uche and his team have developed a holistic innovative solution that work across the entire care continuum to help improve maternal and child health and reduce the risk of maternal deaths and other adverse perinatal outcomes especially in under-served communities. moreLinkedIn Instagram
Eunice Adewale is a Social Entrepreneur, an SDG Health Advocate, Co-Founder at NATAL CARES. Having carried out her National Youth Service (NYSC) in a rural community in Adamawa State Nigeria, she had first-hand experience of what pregnant women and nursing mothers face during and after pregnancy. Since then, she has developed an undying passion to use the power of mobile technology and low-cost innovations in bridging the healthcare gap between rural under-served communities and the Urban Communities of Nigeria.more
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