Capacity Building to Provide Better Healthcare to Mothers and Babies

In Guinea and Niger there is a shortage of adequately trained caregivers and limited access to primary care in health facilities of reference.

This partnership, between Sanofi, local NGOs and the goverments in the two countries, aims to boost the capacity to fight against the causes of maternal and neonatal mortality at each reference level of the care pyramid.

Boost Capacity to Fight Maternal and Neonatal Mortality

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation is supporting the NGO Les Enfants de l’Aïr to provide basic healthcare and medical outreach to the neediest communities:

    • in Tanout, a town in the Zinder region, one of the most populated region of the country.
    • in Kankan, in Upper Guinea.

This program aims to boost the capacity to fight against the causes of maternal and neonatal mortality at each reference level of the care pyramid.

The focus will be on improving the technical capacity of caregivers as well as the quality of care at community level so that maternal and newborn health is better managed.

This project forms part of the national health development plan and is based on:

    • training for health workers: physicians, midwives and nurses who educate women during their pregnancy
    • the provision of materials necessary to improve performance in technical care centers
    • educating pregnant women to identify danger signs during childbirth
    • raise awareness in civil society and among the general public concerning maternal and newborn health.

In 2013, 243,600 women received awareness-raising support, and 203 matrons were trained.

Partners

  • Sanofi Espoir Foundation

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity.

    It is dedicated to...

  • Chirurgie Solidaire

    Implementing NGO
    France | Staff size: 26-50

    Chirurgie Solidaire is a humanitarian organization dedicated to surgical training in developing countries .

    In 2003, two surgeons, Dr. Claude Huguet and Dr. Xavier Pouliquen, make...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Guinea, Niger
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2012
Sectors