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Broadcaster Shine Begho to debut initiative on World Pre-eclampsia Day

IN celebration of world preeclampsia/eclampsia day on Sunday, May 22, popular Nigerian broadcaster, Shine Begho who is the Founder of the Shine Begho Initiative is partnering with some organisation to save thousands of pregnant women.

This she tends to achieve by sponsoring free antenatal care for women who can’t afford it, thereby curbing the death rate of mother and child.

The Shine Begho Initiative for pre-eclampsia/eclampsia awareness was an initiative the radio and TV host has worked on since 2016 after she survived the condition.

Narrating her ordeal, Begho poignantly recounted: “In April 2016, I was hospitalized after suffering high blood pressure for two months. The hospital had managed my condition until my eighth month. After my last test, the doctor looked at the result and told me that my time was up, that according to the test, I had less than 24 hours to live; if I didn’t do an emergency operation, I was going to die with my unborn child. Hence, i had to undergo an emergency c-section. Unfortunately, my son didn’t survive, he died 11 days after.”

Begho and some prominent women; LoLo1, Tolulope Adeleru Balogun, and Jayne Itsewoli Opute have also decided to join the cause by lending their voices to talk about pre-eclampsia which is a life threatening condition in pregnancy.
Each of these women have had their own fair share of experience with pre-eclampsia.

Calling on the public to join her in saving the lives of mother and child by donating a minimum of N1000 to the cause, she further disclosed that the Shine Begho Initiative is partnered with some organisations including Hobbs Africa , padimi.co and African seed foundation, supported by first festival mall, studio 24 Nigeria, amongst others to help save lives of the expectant mother and child.

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