BirthRight Foundation Africa (BRFA), Mr Dimeji Mivic is a Nigerian philanthropist and Real Estate Developer
BirthRight Foundation was founded in 2016 with several communities outreach but officially registered in 2021
As Founder-President of BirthRight Foundation Africa (BRFA) believes that poverty, cultural practices with poor and inadequate primary healthcare services influences women in Nigeria to settle for untrained traditional birth attendants, despite the serious risks involved.
According to the World Health Organisation’s figures for 2020 on maternal mortality, 814 women die per 100,000 live births in Nigeria. That figure includes women who die during or within 42 days of giving birth.
Most Nigerians believe no woman should give birth by Caesarean section or clearly majority cannot afford it due to their low incomes. Which makes most Nigerians in low income area settle for makeshift clinic and traditional homes where charges is no more than 20,000 naira to deliver a child.
Despite the dangers that surround traditional births, some women prefer them to going to local medical facilities.
Some say they trust traditional attendants to help them give birth without complications. For others, traditional birth attendants are simply the most affordable option. While some antenatal services are free in Nigeria, women have to pay to give birth at a medical centre.
BirthRight Foundation Africa is committed to sensitising and educating women on Caesarean section with further consultations with medical professionals and also provide funds for Caesarean sections.
Every mother and newborn deserves to live!