The Foundation was formed in 2011 to help curb the high infant and maternal mortality rates recorded in Nigeria – thereby saving more lives, provide support for pregnant women, and advocating for their reproductive rights. Its main beneficiaries are women, girls, and health service providers.
The country is faced with poverty due to corruption with high maternal mortality due to harmful traditional and cultural beliefs relating to childbirth, as well as failing infrastructures.
People believing that childbirth is an exercise requiring more spiritual attention than skilled health care personnel, so they will rather go to the unskilled traditional spiritualist to deliver, than visit the hospital.
Brown Button Foundation has been able to commence the extension and upgrade of a health center and provision of delivery facilities in Latawa community.
The foundation has also commenced the training of birth attendants in Nigeria starting with Ogun state. Family planning methods and training are also rendered.