ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Adepeju Jaiyeoba (nee Mabadeje) is the founder of Brown Button Foundation.
A skilled community development advocate, Adepeju was featured by the GirlTank Organization as one of the young women inspiring changes for women and girls across Africa. Adepeju also led Brown Button Foundation into the top world 350 ideas for social change of about 4,000 entries in the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship. A trained lawyer, Adepeju is passionate about making a difference in the lives of women and girls across the world as well as working to ensure Nigeria takes the health of women and children seriously. She is a member of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood and the Nigerian ambassador fo SistaEnable
The brown button foundation (BBF) is a non-governmental organisation duly registered under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We aim to improve maternal and child health across the country using innovative techniques, capacity building for health workers and Birth Attendants as well as one on one skill impartation from our trainings.
We also work for the advancement and protection of women's rights in Nigeria
Fact & Statistics
Fact 1Nigeria makes up 2% of global world population but bears 10% of global maternal mortality
Fact 21 in every 23 woman in Nigeria faces a real time risk of maternal death
Fact 3Only 39% of women in Nigeria have delivery care by skilled attendants
Fact 4A woman dies every 90 seconds during pregnancy or at childbirth
Fact 5Every year, Nigeria losses 36,666 women to maternal related deaths
News & Events
- MATERNAL/INFANT MORTALITY: BBF & WOFAN BRING CHANGETO KATSINA
Brown Button Foundation (BBF) in collaboration with Women Farmers Advancement Netwo...
- Never Again...
I watched helplessly as 23-year-old ...
- Adepeju Jaiyeoba Selected 2013 Global Change Leader
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