Kabash Love Foundation is an NGO “dedicated to ensuring a safe environment and the overall well-being of women children and youths through health care interventions and empowerment programs.”
The organization was founded by Keturah Adams. She was diagnosed with osteomyelitis, otherwise known as inflammation of the bone marrow in her shoulder and was always recovering for a surgery or preparing for another during that time.
Keturah believes health care is not a privilege, but a universal human right and with her Kabash Love Foundation, she is focusing on providing solutions to issues relating to maternal and child health, under-five mortality, and women’s empowerment.
She began working with Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to proffer solutions to the problems, training them on easier and safer measures for delivery. The TBAs are also trained on postpartum care and how to identify warning signs of conditions such as depression and symptoms of haemorrhaging.
She also trained 1,000 women from 25 IDP camps on best practices for general hygiene, environmental sanitation, and procedures for cutting umbilical cords. She also distributed delivery kits with necessary supplies, especially the ones that help to prevent infection.
The foundation also runs a Skills Acquisition, Training and Empowerment (SATE) program, “an empowerment initiative that targets the Girl child and unemployed youths. Resourceful people are trained on skills of interest and equip them for individual development & sustenance as regards means to livelihood.”
Keturah holds a degree in Biological Sciences from Kaduna State University and a diploma certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation from African Medical Research Foundation, Kenya, was selected as part of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship.
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