MAMA Centre receives Vitamin Angels’ 2021 grant
The Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre (MAMA Centre) has been selected as one of the recipients of Vitamin Angels 2021 grant.
The new grant resonates with MAMA Centre-Vitamin Angels’ efforts to ensure a healthy and productive society for women and children, especially at-risk populations in need—pregnant women, new mothers, and children under-five.
Under the new grant, MAMA Centre will be working in about 70 Primary Health Care facilities located in five (5) Local Government Areas and Wards including Ikeduru, Mbaitoli, Isiala Mbano, Okigwe and Onuimo LGAs of Imo state.
Also, in the implementation process, MAMA Centre will be working with some Members of the Federal House of Representatives, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, development partners, medical practitioners, nutritionists, Civil Society and the media.
MAMA Centre was established and registered with the Nigeria Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on 5th November 2014 with the registration number CAC/IT/NO73269 as a Non-Governmental, non-profit making, non-partisan organisation with primary mandate to engage government on legislative and policy advocacy to eliminate threats to health, socio-economic and political status of the marginalised groups in Nigeria.
The organization works to alleviate threats to women’s lives, health and well-being as a result of being overburdened with work and of their lack of power and influence. It raises community/public consciousness on personal and environmental hygiene, maternal and child health as well as Child and Family Health—nutrition, routine immunization, family planning and treatment of childhood killer diseases, while advocating to the policy realms on their roles and responsibilities.
Executive Director, MAMA Centre