Portia Peretei’s Heart Foundation.
To provide support and Medicare for pregnant women as well as less privileged children especially in Orphanages.
Reduce maternal mortality rate in Ondo State in particular and Nigeria in general through advocacy.
The Portia Peretei’s Heart Foundation was incorporated as a Non Governmental and non profit Organisation in honour of Mrs Portia Olarenwaju Peretei. The idea for the foundation grew out of the need to reach out to several thousands of women whose lives may be endangered by being pregnant. The pain and vacuum created by the untimely demise of Portia through child birth is the springboard and precursor for the Foundation. Also related to problems arising from maternal mortality are children who may never get the best from life simply because they lost their mothers.
Therefore, these twin issues, though very complex, are what the Foundation seeks to provide balm for in whatever ways we can.
The statistics of maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Nigeria are very frightening. MMR is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related or aggravated by pregnancy or its management ( excluding accidental or incidental causes). The MMR includes deaths during pregnancy or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, for a specified year. According to CIA Factbook updated on June 30, 2015, as at 2010, the maternal mortality rate for Nigeria stood at 630 deaths per 100,000 live births.
In Ondo State however, through the efforts of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko,( a Medical Doctor turned politician), in the establishment of Abiye Safe Motherhood, and Mother & Child Hospitals, MMR crashed to 300 per 100,000 in 2015 from 745 per 100,000 caused by poor health facilities. In all of these, there is a lot more that can be done by individuals and organizations as government’s efforts alone will not suffice to bring enlightenment and Medicare to all.
We, are resolved to contribute our quota and shall network with all relevant Agencies and Organizations to fulfill our objectives.
“ Portia Peretei’s Heart Foundation is my dream coming true. I’ve always had a burning desire to help people in need and dreamed of making a positive impact on their lives. I am very passionate about my charity mission which is to support child education,abandoned pregnant women & skills training to help improve the lives of boys and girls in Nigeria and other part of Africa.
As the President & Founder of PPHF, I will make certain that every donation received will make it to the right hands. I am confident that PPHF will become a model for change and renewed hope in Nigeria.
Thank you for your support, thank you for your interest and thank you for making my dream come true.
– Peretei Edisemi Gloria