HACEY Health Initiative Donates Multi-million Naira Medical Tools to Oyo Government

A non-governmental organization, HACEY Health Initiative, has presented multi-million naira worth of medical kits and tools to the Oyo State government through the Primary Healthcare Board to help pregnant women in the fight against malaria. The gesture which is presented under the project name “Impact Health Project”, was to reduce maternal mortality by improving the […]


To commemorate the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women observed every November 25th, HACEY Health Initiative, through its StopCut project hosted a conference https://youtu.be/Lqtb2pHq-lk to launch a report on FGM laws, research on the knowledge, prevalence, and contributory factors of FGM alongside a video documentary. The project launched a report […]


At least 200 million women and girls in 31 countries around the world are living with the results of the dangerous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a report by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The practice is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. Female Genital […]

Malaria: Transmission, Symptoms & Prevention

woman holding a baby and a malaria prevention net

“The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world.” – Bill Gates. What is Malaria? Malaria is an insect-borne disease caused by mosquitos. Every year, around 210 million people are afflicted […]

Maternal Health & COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

women protecting from COVID-19

What is the main advice for pregnant women during COVID-19? Follow the guidance on staying alert and safe (social distancing) and avoid anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus. If in your third trimester (more than 28 weeks pregnant), you should be particularly attentive to social distancing. What should I do if I develop symptoms of […]

Obstetric Fistula: Repair and Prevention

Amina’s Story Everyone in Bomo village agreed that life had been unfair to Amina. Forced into early marriage by her parents in a weak attempt to ‘provide’ for her family and uphold their honour, Amina had to give up her dreams of becoming a Nurse despite being the best student in the village’s only primary […]

Advancing Maternal Health During COVID-19

One of the critical ways to prevent and reduce the overall maternal mortality rates amongst communities in Nigeria is utilizing skilled birth attendants.In many rural areas in Nigeria, pregnant women prefer to deliver their babies at home with the assistance of Community Birth Attendants (CBAs).The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines a traditional birth attendant as […]

Improving Menstrual Hygiene Practices in Nigeria

In recent times, poor hygiene practices have been a major concern at the local and international levels. Personal and environmental hygiene have been prioritized at the government level, with various intervention programs and projects. However, in accordance with achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 3 of ensuring the health and well-being of all, especially women and […]