Since 1990, the world has seen a 44 per cent decline in the maternal death ratio – an enormous achievement. But in spite of these gains, some 830 women still die every day from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. This is about one woman every two minutes. Millennium Development Goal 5, improve maternal health, set the targets of reducing maternal mortality by 75% (MDG 5a) and achieving universal access to reproductive health by 2015 (MDG 5b). Despite significant declines, MDG 5a was not met. Progress in reducing mortality in developing countries and providing contraceptive services was insufficient to meet the targets. Looking beyond 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals offer a renewed opportunity to see improvements in maternal health for all women, in all countries, under all circumstances.
SoLife is supporting countries to deliver integrated, evidence-based and cost-effective care for mothers and babies during pregnancy childbirth and the postpartum period by providing women with pre and post natal multivitamins.
Over the past quarter century, child mortality has more than halved yet in 2016 an estimated 5.6 million children still died before reaching their fifth birthday, most from conditions that are readily preventable or treatable with proven, cost-effective interventions. Some of the causes of death in children include worm infestation causing anemia, abdominal distention (swelling) or severe abdominal pain, diarrhoea, etc. It can also cause loss of appetite, malnourishment, impaired mental and physical development as well as tissue damage that may require corrective surgery. As the infected children cannot concentrate on their studies, their education and productivity is at stake besides health risks. To avoid untoward incidents in physical and mental health. In an attempt to overcome this, SoLife engage in mass deworming programme for children, we also distribute Albendazole to facilities for easy access by those who need it.