#38 Mother's Delivery Kit, Adepeju Jaiyeoba

“Babies are delivered with rusty blades,

or broken glass.”


Adepeju is the founder of Mother’s Delivery Kit and a lawyer by training. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and provide simple lifesaving solutions to some of the world's biggest problems. Adepeju is a White House Emerging Global Entrepreneur, a PATH International Innovation Champion, a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, Fellow of the International Center for Women Canada, Fellow of the Unreasonable Institute, member of Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), a 2015 Young Innovator of the World at the Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), one of She Leads Africa’s top 10 female entrepreneur for Diaspora Demo day, a 2015 YNaija top 10 most influential Nigerians under 40, a 2015 Cordes Fellow and an acknowledged Global Change Leader by the Coady International Institute in Canada.


Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Mother's Delivery Kit is a social enterprise, established to promote and enhance safe births, instigate behavioural change and economically empower women. Mother’s Delivery Kit supply birthing kits to health centers, hospitals, university teaching hospitals, maternal and child health organisations, Traditional Birth Attendants and a host of other change makers. Since its founding in 2014, Mother’s Delivery Kit, has sold almost 100,000 kits, trained over 2,000 birth attendants and set up a technology platform to connect hundreds of women to the lifesaving information and quality healthcare personnel at childbirth. The kits include an immunisation calendar, and has played a part in the 70% increase in antenatal and immunisation attendance in communities where Mother’s Delivery Kit works.


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