My name is Bineta Fall. I am the founder and president of LAIIT Initiative. This project came to mind when I went to stay in Senegal for two years during my maternity leave. When bringing my baby for checkups at local hospitals and clinics, I realized that there were so many inconsistencies in the system and delivery of care. I also noticed that many infants including my nephew, who needed intensive care right after birth did not have access to their mother’s breast milk at a time when they needed it the most: while receiving treatment.
Because I saw that mothers and infants in Senegal and the rest of the developing world did not have access to quality care and I realized that something as simple as access to breastmilk could have tremendous impact in the survival of vulnerable infants, I decided to do something about it; Hence the creation of LAIIT Initiative. With that idea came a plethora of ideas, realizing that as an organization we can have a great impact in improving the system of care for pregnant women and infants. Our programs reflect what we think needs to be put in place for sustainable change to happen. I invite you to reflect on your own lives and find gratitude, so much so that it leads you to want to reach out to those less fortunate and give them a helping hand. Please join us in fulfilling our mission, together.
Our main purpose at LAIIT Initiative is to improve breast milk access to infants who are unable to breastfeed or latch on and those receiving intensive care and treatment at a medical facility.
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