Collaboration for maternal and neonatal projects in Nigeria

18 March, 2019

African Development and Empowerment Foundation is a youth-led health professionals oriented movement focusing on reducing maternal mortality.

One of our key focuses at AfricanDEF is to put measures in place to reduce maternal mortality in Nigeria and elsewhere.

We train health practitioners, community birth attendants including auxiliary nurses in relevant topics that have to do with pregnancy, childbirth and early neonatal care.

We provide mobile basic laboratory services at delivery centres being managed by birth attendants and at Primary Healthcare centers and hoping to get more mobile medical equipment to be able to access pregnant women even more. For example, mobile Ultrasound Scanning Machine, Mobile Haemoglobin Reader, Mobile Doppler Fetoscope and a lot more to also boost research work.

We advocate against violence against women, female genital mutilation and we are strongly in support of family planning as we train Nigerian birth attendants that are delivering more babies than hospitals.

We also have digital storytelling platform that deal with various development oriented human angle stories with feedback and consultation where necessary.

We would love to know which area you are working on and to see how we can work together. We are open to collaborations, partnerships in research work in lower middle income countries and support.

No more maternal death.

Dr Victoria Adepoju

African Development and Empowerment Foundation.

HIFA profile: Victoria Adepoju is Executive Director of the African Development and Empowerment Foundation (, Nigeria. Victoria Adepoju is the Executive Director of African Development and Empowerment Foundation, with special interest in all measures aiming to reduce maternal mortality in Nigeria ranging from family planning to women empowerment, gender equality, adequate antenatal care, and safe delivery, with capacity building training for health workers in the community. She is the Oyo State coordinator, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning and with keen interest in Sexual Reproductive Health Right. She is a trained community health worker turned medical doctor currently based in Nigeria. Her Focus is on SDGs 1, 3, & 5, making the world a better place for women and girls. Email address: drvictoriaadepoju AT