Support Anika to bring parenting and medical advice to Bangladeshi mothers
$1,134 will pay for:
Anika to create and distribute 40 new articles to new Bangladeshi parents about maternal healthcare and looking after their infants
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with around a quarter of the population living in poverty. Women in Bangladesh face high maternal mortality rates and 4% of children don’t make it to their 5th birthday.
Anika is a grateful mother of a happy and healthy 2-year-old girl. However, throughout her pregnancy and motherhood journey she couldn’t believe the lack of locally available material to support new parents. She found herself often questioning her decisions and wondering if she was doing the best for her daughter and herself. Many Bangladeshi women have to rely purely on advice from relatives and elders rather than trained medical professionals.
Anika started an online platform with article contributions by medical professionals and parenting experts written in Bengali, Bangladesh’s official language. She shares information for each stage in the parenting journey from what to expect in each week of pregnancy, labor and delivery, to specific topics such as prenatal nutrition, breastfeeding, newborn care and bonding with your infant. Anika’s platform is the first of its kind in Bangladesh and already has a reach of 2,000 regular readers.
Anika is determined to keep the online articles free to access so that all Bangladeshi parents are able to receive safe and essential information about how to manage their pregnancies and care for their infants.