Brown Button Projects
How we are financed
Brown Button Foundation relies on the generosity of private donors.
What we do
- Extension and Upgrade of the Latawa Health Center – Prior to our intervention, this community had no delivery unit or facilities. The implication was that women had to walk miles to get skilled care during childbirth – or resign to fate their lives in the hands of unskilled birth attendants nearby. In conjunction with a local representative, Brown Button Foundation has been able to commence the extension of the health center and provision of delivery facilities in Latawa community.
- Training of Traditional and Christian Birth Attendants – The foundation has also commenced the training of birth attendants in Nigeria starting with Ogun state. High mortality rates in Nigeria are often as a result of lack of skilled hands in delivery. The birth attendants are trained to refer in timely manner and identify cases they should never accept. Family planning methods and training are also rendered.
- Refer and Reward System – In rural areas, DFID puts the mortality rate at 1,000 deaths per 100,000 live births. This is largely due to the traditional beliefs of the people who will rather seek help at with the birth attendants than the hospital. The Brown Button Foundation has commenced a ‘refer and reward’ system using Ogun state as a pilot case. With this program, birth attendants are encouraged to refer on a timely basis without considering loss of income on their part.