Providing pregnant women a safe place to give birth
What used to be a cargo container van is now providing pregnant women normal delivery two at a time. Called NayBahay, it’s a birthing place constructed and funded by Pfizer Philippines Foundation Inc. (PPFI).
The eco-friendly, sustainable and inexpensive steel structure has a delivery room and a ward, both of which have two beds. It was turned over by PPFI to the local government of Minalabac in Camarines Sur.
PPFI program manager Anna Leah “Nannie” Macalincag oversees the NayBahay project by monitoring its activities and actual accomplishments.
With NayBahay there’s now a ready and more accessible alternative for women to carry pregnancy and give birth in a safe environment supervised by skilled birth attendants.
From January 2012 when NayBahay opened until yearend, there were 323 recorded child births. Exactly 378 babies were delivered in 2013. From January to May this year child birth deliveries numbered 142.
NayBahay is PPFI’s way of helping lessen mother and child mortality rates.
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