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.
In this study, 207 Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in Ebonyi State participated in research to evaluate the impact of giving TBAs cash incentives for maternal postnatal referrals on early maternal and neonatal postnatal care use (within 48 hours of delivery). The study revealed that cash rewards increased referrals made by TBAs by 182 percent and more than tripled the proportion of clients that attended postnatal care. However, clients of incentivized TBAs were still much less likely to receive postnatal care compared to mothers delivering in a health facility, suggesting that other potential barriers may prevent women from seeking and accessing care.
The VTR suite of tools are scripted video-based health worker training applications. These videos loaded on tablets help healthcare workers in rural primary healthcare centres in Nigeria, understand how to evaluate and care for a baby with high temperature. Other videos teach how to care for a newborn and other issues healthcare workers frequently face in Nigeria. Developed by Instrat Global Health Solutions, the suite includes: VTR Mobile, a ‘Closed Version’ offered to institutions for training their staff, and VTR Direct, which is available to individuals through our public facing web portal. Users browse content, place orders, pay and view the purchased content and upon passing required tests, receive certification from organizations that have accredited the content.
In 2018, Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal introduced a specialised ambulance service to increase access to medical care and improve emergency service delivery across the 23 local government areas of the state. According to Mallam Usman Bello, State Coordinator, Ambulance and Referral Services Sokoto, the state has about 300 ambulances available. For the 244 wards in the state, the state government handed the ambulances to each community with a committee in charge. The committee comprises the village head as the chair, while the secretary is the officer-in-charge of the primary health care centre. They station the ambulance within the primary health centre with an emergency number.
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