OB Crush: Uche Kenneth Udekwe Of NATAL CARES

Uche Kenneth-Udekwe OnoBello

Uche Kenneth Udekwe, a graduate of the University of Technology Akure and also an alumnus of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), is the Founder of Natal Care, a social enterprise with a mission to reduce maternal and infant mortality from complications of pregnancy or delivery specifically focusing on pregnant women and Nursing mothers in IDP Camps (Internally Displaced Persons) and rural disconnected communities in Nigeria.

By harnessing the power of mobile technology, Uche and his team are able to provide critical lifesaving health information and services to pregnant women and Nursing mothers on their mobile phones using their preferred indigenous language, as well as other health care services like scheduled medical checks, immunization reminders for breastfeeding mothers, common health symptoms, family planning tips and more.

Uche has also been a very strong advocate of the grassroots, especially pregnant women and nursing mothers in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps all across Nigeria, having access to healthcare services in primary healthcare centers.

Uche was also a recipient of the YALI Leadership Award On Health and Well-Being (September 2018), where his efforts on tackling mortality rate in Nigeria were recognized as well as The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) Prize for Advocacy (2018).

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