Due to stringent budget cuts in health care, Romania is suffering from a lack of doctors per inhabitant and has poor healthcare indicators. Consequently there are no “birth assistants” and it is becoming difficult for women to obtain information about pregnancy, birth and baby nutrition.
Nutricia aims to support mothers and build awareness among mothers and professionals of a baby’s specific needs during its first 1,000 days.
With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Early Life Nutrition Romania partnering with Red Cross Romania developed a network of Perinatal Educators trained to educate and support mothers’ choices in relation to nutrition and perinatal care for them and their babies. The project develops the perinatal educator profession through medical and entrepreneurship training and assists perinatal educators in building up their independent professional activity within an organized network.
The project delivers new nutritional and perinatal care skills to accredited nurses and thus improves mothers’ and babies’ health.
ELN Romania is raising awareness among mums and healthcare professionals around the specific needs of a baby during its first 1,000 days and developing a new kind of relationship with healthcare professionals.
These actions contribute to improved health and quality of life for pregnant women, mothers and their babies.