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Moms and Infants Care Network Takes Medical Outreach to Coastal Communities

Moms and Infants Care Network Takes Medical Outreach to Coastal Communities

A nongovernmental organization, Moms and Infants Care Network, has extended medical intervention to coastal communities in Delta State.

In its latest outreach, the NGO took advantage of the 2024 Amaseikumor Festival at Oporoza, Gbaramatu Kingdom, to impact old and young ones alike.

The outreach covered free health screening, examination, medications, and issuance of free drugs.

Speaking with Daily Report Nigeria, Founder and President of Moms and Infant Care Network, Dr. Praise Ebimaye Tamgbe said the organization’s objectives centre
around general wellness for mothers and children.

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She noted that since its prelaunch in 2023, Moms and Infant Care Network had handled more than 3,000 cases of various health challenges in riverine communities.

Dr. Tamgbe further revealed that about 37 peculair cases have also been booked for surgery, a development she described as the next step for the organisation.

At the Amaseikumor Festival, more than 700 visitors and indigenes of Gbaramatu Kingdom received one form of medical attention or the other from the organisation.

Moms and Infants Care Network (MICN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an equitable environment that protects, improves, and promotes optimal health and wellbeing for mothers, children, and families.

Some of MICN’s objectives include;

  • To reduce maternal and child death and illness

  • to increase skilled traditional birth Attendants

  • improve maternal health

  • increase access to high quality ane culturally competent health services for families.

  • to advance research across translational spectrum for MCH population.

About the Founder/President

Dr. Praise Ebimaye Tangbe is a dedicated assistant professor in the Department of Health and Movement Sciences. With a Doctorate in Public Health from Jackson State University, a Master of Public Health from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Art from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Tangbe brings a wealth of academic and research expertise to her work.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Tangbe served as the Program Manager for the Mississippi State Department of Health Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant with the Office of Health Services. With over six years of research experience, Dr. Tangbe has honed her skills in health education, program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Her research interests are diverse, spanning maternal and child health, minority health, social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity. Dr. Tangbe’s approach to research incorporates evidence-based, community-based participatory, and school-based health education strategies to promote lifestyle behavior change and improve health outcomes.

Driven by her passion to mitigate maternal and child morbidity and mortality, Dr. Tangbe is committed to implementing maternal and child health initiatives that enhance the health and wellbeing of women, children, and families worldwide.

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