About Afribaby Initiative

AIMS
Key aims of AFRIBABY INITIATIVE are as follows:

1. To promote everything that is connected with baby-care, and strengthen the interconnectivity between medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic outfits, social groups, philanthropic organizations, businesses, educational institutions, manufacturers, marketers and other specialists that are focused on baby matters.

2. To raise public awareness about the challenges of baby delivery, care-giving, infant upbringing and family planning throughout Nigeria and Africa.

3. To bridge the communication gap between the government, the people and the private sector concerning baby-care, the activities of motherless babies' homes, orphanages and the physically challenged babies.

4. To advocate for the safety and security of babies in the face of stealing, swapping and trafficking in several parts of Nigeria and Africa.

5. To counter the misrepresentation of African babies in foreign media and truly project our babies as healthy, vibrant, cute, active and beautiful.

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of AFRIBABY INITIATIVE are as follows:

1. To provide regularly, the platform of SYMPOSIA for all stakeholders to discuss and reach workable solutions to the challenges confronting our babies, especially the issues of infant and maternal mortality, poverty, undernourishment and malnutrition.

2. To build new relationships and sustain existing ones between users and providers of baby-care products and services through EXHIBITIONS which are regular and fairly representative of the geographical sections of Nigeria and Africa.

3. To advocate for the professionalization and standardization of the career of care-giving in Crèches, Orphanages, Daycare Centres and private homes, to the best advantage of our babies.

4. To provide a vocal voice for our babies and baby-friendly people, organizations, institutions and businesses through the electronic and print media.

5. To advocate for excellence in baby-care through recognition and reward.

6. To support exclusive breast-feeding of babies through campaigns and collaborations.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION

The organization of exhibitions is a major aspect of the AFRIBABY INITIATIVE, which serves the purpose of creating synergy among corporate stakeholders in the babycare industry. The key objective here is to connect the people who need certain baby products and services with the providers of such baby products and services. The exhibition is a one-location shop for widely dispersed providers and customers alike.
Those expected at AFRIBABY EXHIBITION are baby-friendly organizations such as hospitals, health management organizations, pharmaceutical companies, banks and insurance companies. Others are manufacturers and marketers of baby foods, clothing, toys, toiletries, beddings and fragrances; crèches, nursery and kindergarten schools, non-governmental organizations and advocates of increased government budget for maternal healthcare.  

INVITED EXHIBITORS

More than 500 participant-exhibitors are invited to the event.

They include:
•Private and government baby-friendly hospitals, HMOs and health centres.
•Pharmaceutical companies (manufacturers of baby drugs).
•Baby-friendly banks and insurance companies.
•Diagnostic and Fitness Companies.
•Manufacturers and marketers of baby-care and nutrition products such as foods, clothing, toys, toiletries, bedding, fragrances and other baby accessories.
•Orphanages, Baby Adoption & Day Care outfits; and Centres for physically challenged babies.
•Crèches, Nursery, Kindergarten, Art & Craft Schools.
•Paediatric Consultants and Healthcare promoters.
•Non-Government Organizations and Advocates of increased government budget for maternal and infant healthcare.
* If your organisation is one of the above, you are invited.

INVITED VISITORS

The gate is free for thousands of visitors (individuals and groups) at AFRIBABY EXHIBITION.

They include:
1. Aspiring, new and old mothers.
2. Newlyweds and young couples.
3. Fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers.
4. Buyers and users of baby care products, baby/mother clothing, prenatal, antenatal and postnatal fashion & accessories; toys and games.
5. Owners of retail outlets and departmental stores.
6. Operators and owners of rural and semi-urban clinics, chemist shops and diagnostic outlets.
7. Owners and operators of midi, mini and super markets
8. Children (in parental or adult company).

* If you belong to any of these groups of people, you are invited.

ORGANISATION
AFRIBABY EXHIBITION is organized annually by N-HANSA EXHIBITION SERVICES, a Lagos-based events management company, in partnership with teaching hospitals and other major care-giving institutions across the country. Some other countries in Africa will soon have the opportunity of hosting the exhibition, in line with the continental aspirations of AFRIBABY INITIATIVE.
N-HANSA deploys the manpower and material for the execution of the event, using the space and hall provided by the institutional partner, whilst AFRIBABY INITIATIVE sources for sponsors of various segments of the exhibition.