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.
Free Maternal Care?
Maternal Mortality Ratio
In 2012, former Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan launched Saving One Million Lives with a goal to save one million women and children from death by 2015. The initiative focused on evidence-based and cost effective interventions that aimed to address the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Some of the programs specific objectives included: Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health through delivering interventions at primary health care clinics and the prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV. The program was supported by federal government budgetary provisions like the Millenium Development Goal Debt Relief Grants and SURE-P, in addition to funding from other international donor agencies. After the 2015 presidential election, the program was restructured to become Saving One Million Lives Programs for Results.
The Reproductive Health/Family Planning Service Delivery Project aimed to improve the Reproductive Health (RH) status of adults and adolescents in northern Nigeria, and to increase the utilization of services through a network of public- and private-sector facilities and community-based providers. During the program, Pathfinder built the capacity of 27 NGOs to offer quality Reproductive Health (RH) and Family Planning (FP) services through a network of over 130 clinics and 5,000 trained Community Based Distributors (CBDs).
Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria / Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PRRINN/MNCH) is one of the most notable maternal and child healthcare programs in Northern Nigeria. It was jointly funded by the U.K. Department for International Development and the State Department of the Norwegian Government The program started in 2006 as PRRINN, a DFID-funded health systems project with a focus on state-wide routine immunization activities in four Northern states (£19 million). The total funding for the programme for the period 2006- 2013 is £65 million. Over this period the DFID contribution has been approximately £38 million and Norway has contributed approximately £27 million.
ZIFAS increased the coverage and quality of antenatal care using low-dose Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (IFAS) to reduce pregnancy-related illnesses and deaths resulting from anaemia in pregnancy. Using a health system strengthening approach, ZIFAS ensured a long-term sustainable supply of ZIFAS in the public health system. The project team improved systems for forecasting and procurement as well as supply chain management, provided training for health managers and service providers, and strengthened government systems for monitoring and evaluation.
Ebonyi State introduced Free Maternal and Child Health Care Programme (FMCHCP) in 2003 in secondary and tertiary public and faith based health facilities. The services involved in the FMCHCP include free antenatal care (ANC) including card and antenatal drugs, free vaginal and assisted vaginal delivery (forceps and vacuum), free caesarean section (elective and emergency), free post abortion care services, free management of ectopic pregnancy and free laparotomy for obstetric complications.
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