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Please tell us how leadership training would help you to make an even greater impact on the social innovation field.
Over the past years, my best ideas including the mothers delivery kit has always been a product of putting together best brains with common purpose, sharing experience, building collaborations and generating ideas for continuous innovation hinged on providing simple lifesaving solutions for the people. I believe that participating in this boot camp will further enhance my capabilities to innovate and provide simple lifesaving solutions in healthcare across the African continent. Hearing from the experiences of other participants and facilitators will help to build and develop new leadership skills, problem tackling skills and build new partnership that can help us impact an even wider population than we have now and in a better way.
Please enclose a short personal biography.
In 2011 after losing a close friend and the sister of a close friend at childbirth I founded an organisation to train birth attendants in rural communities across Nigeria. We succeeded in training more than 5,000 birth attendants on recognising complications in pregnancy and set up a linkage with them and skilled birth attendants in their communities. In the course of training birth attendants, we discovered a challenge in accessing sterile supplies at childbirth in rural communities which eventually lead me to found Mothers delivery kit which focuses on rod icing and distributing sterile supplies needed at childbirth across Nigeria. After years of watching midwives suck out mica from the nostrils of newborn to prevent birth asxphysia, women giving birth on bare floors and and birth attendants using rusty blades to severe umbilical cord, it was clear that our product will represent a turning point in behavioural health care in rural communities. Currently, we have sold over 13,000 kits, economically empowering 80 women who act as our agents in different rural communities. Our leadership ability was also recognised by President Barack Obama who praised our effort at the Young African Leaders initiative conference which held last August. We are currently named young innovator by the world innovation summit for health.