Project Agbebi is a community health project aimed at reducing the incidence of pregnancy related deaths and complications in Ibafo, Ogun state, Nigeria by providing education and support for traditional birth attendants provision of safe birthing kits, and developing effective referral systems between TBAs and health service providers to reduce maternal and child mortality. Ibafo is a local community located in Obafemi Owode local government area in Ogun state, South West Nigeria. The community is located at the border region between Ogun and Lagos states. Though an impoverished community, Ibafo is located 40mins from Lagos state's government secretariat, and about 30mins from Abeokuta, one of Ogun State's major cities.
Main activities of the project
- Educational Video
- A documentary will be produced in the local dialect of the community on pregnancy related issues and will be used as a tool in educating local TBAs attending to women in the community.
- TBA Training workshops
- Training workshops will be organized to educate TBAs on preventing birthing complications, early identification of infection in mother and child and identifying high-risk situations.
- Provision of Safe Birthing kits
- The project will provide 2000 free birthing kits to TBAs in the community. The TBAs will be educated on the proper use and disposal of the birthing kits.
- Mobile Technology Health Education
- Through the use of Mobile SMS, we will provide information on antenatal and postnatal care. 1000 community women will be registered in this service and will be provided with weekly information on pregnancy related issues.
- Communication and Collaboration meetings