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
  • Mamacare is a health education program initiated by Wellbeing Foundation Africa. Mamacare aims to provide mothers with critical information on their pregnancy, nutrition, birth preparedness finance, water sanitation and hygiene infection prevention and control, and care of the baby. The MamaCare key program Objectives include: Empowering mothers/pregnant women with information and provide quality respectful maternity care to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in Lagos; And providing accessible high quality antenatal care through the provision of critical information and support for mothers and encouraging the promotion of respectful Maternal Care (WHO recommended) in health facilities.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Emily Stock

    Global Communications and Policy Officer, Wellbeing Foundation Africa


    Additional Information
    In May 2019, Wellbeing Foundation Africa announced the expansion of its MamaCare Antenatal and Postnatal Education Program to the FCT. The expanded program is called, ‘MamaCare + Nutrition programme’, in collaboration with UNFPA. The program is implementing in 34 facilities in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. In addition to MamaCare objections, the goal of MamaCare+N is to improve maternal nutrition through the provision of maternal nutrition counselling to pregnant and postpartum women on anaemia in pregnancy, benefits of micro-supplementation, and dietary diversity, amongst other nutritional information. MamaCare and MamaCare+N programs are measured by the number of mothers that midwives reach with maternal healthcare, for example MamaCare+N program during 2019 reached a total 19,897 women through Antenatal Classes and 8,410 women through Postnatal Classes.Both the Mamacare and Mamacare+N programs maintain clinical data and attendance registers, which evidence that participating mothers achieve 8 antenatal and postnatal counsel visits at healthcare facilities, meeting the WHO LMIC recommendations, and exceeding current national targets of 4 ANC visits.
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  • Saving One Million Lives - Programs For Results is a slight reimagination of the initial Saving One Million Lives program piloted in October, 2012. The Program for Results (PforR) is a performance based program of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGON) assisted by the World Bank. The program is financed by a $500million International Development Association (IDA) credit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria over a period of 4 years. The resources are then disbursed to the states based on performance. States are the greatest beneficiaries of the program, receiving up to 82% of the total credit sum as incentive for improved performance under the various disbursement linked indicators (DLIs). States get rewarded for improvements in performance from their own baseline. States in each geopolitical zone are also ranked according to their performance.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    P146583

    Ibrahim Kana

    SOML-PforR, National Program Manager


    Additional Information
    Surveys like the UNICEF supported SMART Survey and Nigeria's National Nutrition and Health Survey are used to measure state's progress. According to a 2015 Program Appraisal document from The World Bank, The SMART surveys cost about US$850,000 per round and are currently being financed by UNICEF, USAID, and DFID.
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  • Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project picks up the work of Health Policy Project. HP+ strengthens and advances health policy priorities at global, national, and subnational levels. The project aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy design, implementation, and financing.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    AID-OAA-A-15-00051

    Onoriode Ezire

    Palladium Country Director, Nigeria


    Additional Information
    HP+ also supported Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to substantially increase access to primary healthcare and reduce high out-of-pocket health spending through its Basic Health Care Provision Fund and bolster the Human Services Secretariat’s (HHSS) stewardship of its various health reforms. These efforts have resulted in US$1 million in family planning funds appropriated across Bauchi, Ebonyi, and Sokoto states; the establishment of an FCT Health Finance, Equity, and Investment Technical Working Group; and continued progress on two key pieces of legislation intended to strengthen healthcare and health insurance in the FCT.
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  • The Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) training takes place in-house and equips doctors, nurses and midwives, as a collective team, with the skills need to overcome obstetric emergencies. The training uses lifelike anatomical models and simulation case scenarios to enable health workers to develop expert first-hand experience. According to The Wellbeing Foundation, the EmONC program has trained over 40,000 health workers in Kwara State and provided Skills Labs in select medical facilities in the state. At implementing facilities, there's been a 15% reduction in maternal fatality & 38% reduction in the still birth rates. Johnson and Johnson funds the program while the implementing partner, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, makes in-kind contributions.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Emily Stock

    Global Communications and Policy Officer, Wellbeing Foundation Africa


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The objective of the project is to generate scientific evidence that can strengthen the National Primary Health Care policy implementation strategies to improve maternal, newborn and child health outcomes in Nigeria using Edo State as case study. The project hopes to provide insight into the issue by identifying the supply and demand factors that influence improved access to maternal health care services in Nigeria, particularly for rural women.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    108041

    Women's Health and Action Research Centre


    Additional Information
    According to the Women's Health Action Research Centre, the formative and data collection part of project were completed in 2017, followed by an intervention workshop attended by key stakeholders in primary health care systems in Edo State.
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