It feels like it was just yesterday when HelpMum emerged as one of the winners of the Google Impact Challenge in November 2018. The founder and CEO of the company Adereni Abiodun, alumni of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, won $250,000 on behalf of his social enterprise.
HelpMum is an organisation dedicated to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria. They achieve this via mobile healthcare technology and aim to be Africa’s leading mobile healthcare service provider before the year 2020.
Their services include developing and providing Clean Birth Kits to pregnant women in rural/underserved communities at a reduced cost, a Vaccination Tracker that gives constant reminders for immunization sessions hereby preventing vaccine-preventable deaths, training of traditional birth attendants in underserved communities and providing health information to pregnant women and mothers of new-born babies especially throughout their pregnancy and post-natal journey.
Today, HelpMum has further proven their commitment towards their goal by the opening of their new office space in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. It is my hope that this space will serve as a nexus from which the achievements of HelpMum will continue to be heard across the nation and the continent at large.