Maternal Figures
More than 50,000 women die during childbirth in Nigeria every year

Maternal Figures is a database of maternal health interventions implemented in Nigeria in the last 30 years. Developed as a research tool for journalists, the database contains verified information including funding sources, contact information, programme reports, and more.

The stages of maternal health care
Pregnancy

Pregnancy signals the physiological and psychological changes that occur over a period of 40 weeks. In Nigeria, 9.2 million women and girls become pregnant each year. Complications such as maternal hypertensive disorders contribute to maternal deaths during pregnancy. Our database includes interventions like the use of Conditional Cash Transfers which encourage pregnant women to attend health screenings in order to receive cash bonuses.

42
Pregnancy interventions in our database
26%
of pregnancy interventions are policy focused

Nigeria

Interventions

75

ACTIVE

/

150

TOTAL

Free Maternal Care?

No

Funders

75

Maternal Mortality Ratio

512

Per 100,000 live births
Interventions
0
41
Interventions
  • In 2007, Jigawa State introduced the Haihuwa Lafiya (Safe Motherhood) Programme to provide free maternal and child health services in the state. In 2013, The Jigawa State Government announced that they had set up 353 Safe Motherhood Demand Creation Committees to enhance reproductive health services in rural areas of the state under the Haihuwa Lafiya programme.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Jigawa State Government


    Additional Information
    According to a case study by the The State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI), MNCH members analysed the Jigawa State 2013 Ministry of Health budget and found that free maternal, newborn and child health services, nutrition and the Drug Revolving Fund were all lumped together in the same budget line. They organised a round table discussion with Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders to discuss their analysis and make recommendations for the 2014 budget. One of these was for a separate budget line for free maternal, newborn and child health services. When the budget was released in 2015, this recommendation had been followed.
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  • The program aims to prevent stunting in children under 5 by providing monthly cash transfers with nutrition education to 110,000 mothers giving them the resources and knowledge to provide their young children with a balanced and healthy diet. According to DFID, the project should benefit a total of 770,000 people over 6 years in Jigawa and Zamfara states by July 2019. The programme provides a cash transfer of Naira 4,000 per month for up to 100,000 pregnant women and women with children under the age of two years for a period of approximately 33 months, targeting the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. This predictable cash transfer is expected to contribute to increased food security and improved intake of more nutritious food, leading to improvement in child nutrition. Alongside the cash transfer, communities in the programme are provided with education and advice about nutrition and health, through a behaviour change component. This campaign is intended to influence key areas of knowledge and practice, including breastfeeding and infant diets, and is designed to address men and influential members of the community as well as those women who are the direct beneficiaries of the cash transfer.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    GB-1-202978

    Simon Narbeth

    DFID


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The objective of the AAI approach is to support the Government and other partners to leverage data through a multisectoral participatory process to accelerate action towards the rapidly achieving results for women and children. The objective was to roll out AAI in 10 states by 2019 and thereafter, taking into account the lessons learnt, to scale the approach across the entire country.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Dr Sanjana Bhardwaj

    Chief of Health and HIV, UNICEF Nigeria


    Additional Information
    According to UNICEF, some of the project's results include: a) 87% of PHCs in four priority LGAs supported to have at least 2 midwives, from a baseline of 20% (b) Health facility coverage (health facilities reporting deliveries) in Kebbi increased on the Child Survival scorecard from 23% to 35% over 2018 and Institutional Deliveries improved to 37% from 12%, Deliveries by SBA improved to 42% by third quarter of implementation, from a baseline of 17% (c) The proportion of women attending ANC for the 1st visit improved to 96% from 46% (d) Data completeness and quality have also substantially improved over the year. (e) Increased stakeholder participation and buy-in at the highest level bringing to fore the child health issues and priorities (f) The data driven approach of AAI has been integrated into national plans as a strategy to fast track progress working closely with the Federal Ministry of Health and National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) (g) Adoption and implementation of the data analytics approach in a contextualized manner in additional four States. (h) Development partners are rallying around the AAI approach and collaboration among partners is promoting synergies in support of State led plans and priorities.
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  • The Public Health Training Initiative (PHTI) is a joint effort between The Carter Center and the federal ministries of health in Sudan and Nigeria to increase the number of health professionals who will focus on improving maternal and child health. The first phase of the initiative in Nigeria began in 2018. PHTI focuses on: (a) Improving the learning environment of adult students enrolled in state health science training institutions; (b) Training health science educators and health professionals; (c) And producing learning materials tailored to each country’s context and health needs.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    The Carter Center


    Additional Information
    In a November 2019 report by The Nation, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Sokoto, Mr. Abubakar Muhammad, said that with the support from the Carter Center, the state embarked on training of local birth attendants. According to him, over 3,000 were trained and are now being absorbed into the Sokoto State Civil Service. In May 2019, Kenneth Korve, who leads the initiative from the Carter Center’s office in Jos, Plateau state noted that the state had procured furniture, computers, laboratory equipment, consumables such as reagents, plus accessories that are used in the classroom skill labs in the first phase of the initiative. Korve continued by saying that in mid-2019, the state would procure and deliver a second round of such materials.
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  • The Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board (LSTMB) is an arm of the Lagos State government that provide training and support for Traditional Birth Attendants. The Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board, LSTMB, provides six week long training for traditional practitioners, including Faith Healers, Traditional Birth Attendants, Herbal Practitioners and Traditional Bone Setters. After the courses, attendees are known to receive certificates which then certify them to practice in the state.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Lagos State Government


    Additional Information
    NA
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