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 June 2019, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) conducted a case study of contraceptive service delivery in Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno State. The study focused specifically on contraceptive service delivery and post-abortion care (PAC) in the region. The study documented the work that humanitarian actors, the government of Nigeria, and other stakeholders are undertaking to provide contraceptive services to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities. It also highlighted challenges, and documented how some of the challenges were addressed, and presented recommendations.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    Katherine Gambir

    Research Advisor, Women's Refugee Commission


    Additional Information
    In Borno State, more than 100 village health workers were deployed in their communities as part of the first phase of WRC’s work with government and local organizations providing community-based health services. WRC's showed that although Post Abortion Care is part of the Sexual Reproductive Health services approved and offered by the government health agencies in Nigeria, very few facilities are offering this service. Many of the partners reported that the facilities they are supporting do not provide PAC services, with reasons including a lack of supplies, providers that are not trained on the provision of PAC or are out of practice, and the inability to keep facilities open 24/7. Additionally, stigma and taboos surrounding abortion make the community hesitant to access any related service and make providers unlikely to approach the subject.
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  • The Y'ello Heart initiative was conceived by MTNF to build an alliance of strategic partners across private, public and nonprofit sectors and the initiative has adopted a collaborative approach to stem the rising incidents of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    The MTN Foundation


    Additional Information
    According to the MTNF 2018 Annual Report, the campaign has hosted health forums and workshops to engage health care providers, pregnant women and mothers, traditional rulers, traditional birth attendants and men in order to enlighten them on maternal and child health.
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  • In 2017, Niger state signed a N1.2 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve healthcare delivery in the state. According to the foundation's grant database, Bill and Melinda Gates funded the Clinton Health Access Initiative Inc to implement activities related to the Niger State PHC MOU. Specific activities include implementing a clinical skills building program for RMNCH including clinical mentorship approaches in high volume facilities and other adult learning methods.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    1,200,000,000 NGN

    1,999,919 USD

    How we arrived at this figure

    NA

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


    Additional Information
    According to Premium Times, Mustapha Jibrin, the Niger state Commissioner for Health, disclosed that the MoU was a four-year agreement to strengthen data generation quality and other investment in the health sector. He disclosed that through the MoU, 2,500 health workers would be employed and trained to work in various health facilities within the communities. According to him, the state government and the foundation will contribute 50 per cent each to ensure sustainability of the MoU in the first few years.
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  • The Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) project aims to dramatically increase the number of pregnant women in malaria-affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa receiving antimalarial preventive therapy. To inform and adjust program implementation based on community health worker and facility capacity to implement the Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) project, a baseline rapid assessment was conducted in primary health facilities in Nigeria's Phase I target district in Ebonyi in 2017.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active
    Additional Information
    The 5-year project is intended to bring intermittent preventive treatment for malaria (IPTp) to 400,000 pregnant women in four countries, including Nigeria. It also seeks to generate scientific evidence to inform the WHO’s policy on IPTp. In Nigeria, their goals include increasing the number of women who receive 3 doses of intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) with quality assured sulfadoxine pyrimethamine in project areas to 50% without negatively affecting the coverage of antenatal care visits.
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  • The Community Health Influencers Promoters and Services Programme (CHIPS) is the deployment of community-based health workers in nearly 10,000 wards of Nigeria, with an emphasis on the hard-to-reach areas. President Muhammadu Buhari launched a pilot of the programme in 2018 at Kwandare, Lafia council area, on a state visit to Nasarawa.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Nana Sandah-Abubakar

    Programme Manager, CHIPS


    Additional Information
    The CHIPS programme will complement the revitalization of 10,000 primary health centers (PHC) “one functional primary health center per ward strategy” of the Federal Government. Under CHIPS, agents will go from house to house to provide first aid care and health education. A full rollout of CHIPS could see some 200,000 agents working nationwide, making it the "largest aggregation of community health workers in Africa".
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