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
  • The Maternal and Child Mortality Reduction Programme was established to map out strategies for the reduction of the high mortality indices in the State. The overarching goal was to reduce the maternal and child mortality rates in line the MDGs 4, 5 and 6. The objectives of the program include: improving the health seeking behaviors of women of childbearing age in the state, increasing the quality of care provided to pregnant women and children, improving the knowledge and skills of health providers to provide qualitative maternal and child health services, and increasing the utilization of the Public Health Facilities in the State.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Lagos State Government


    Additional Information
    Although various activities of the MCMR program commence since 2009, The Program was launched officially by the Executive Governor of Lagos State on Thursday 18th October, 2012. This date was named the Maternal and Child Mortality Reduction Program Day by the governor. During this annual event, the State is expected to give report of all programs aimed at improving the health of mothers, pregnant women and children. According to the Lagos State Government, the program led to an increase in the utilization of the Primary Health Care Centres. In addition, antenatal attendance, deliveries and family planning services all increased after the implementation of the program.
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  • WHARC received a 3-year grant from the Ford Foundation in 2012 to implement a project titled: "Using Empirical Evidence to scale up Policies and Programs to reduce Adverse Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes in Nigeria." With support from the grant, WHARC aimed to distill evidence-based information about the sexual and reproductive health of Nigerian women and adolescents into easily accessible formats for individuals and key stakeholders, including policymakers.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    Women's Health and Action Research Centre


    Additional Information
    During the grant period, an android application, which had more than one hundred questions and answers about reproductive and sexual health was developed. The mobile application, called ReproHealth, also provides direction to several health care centres in the country. Under the project, WHARC produced short educational public service announcement videos in form of documentaries. According to WHARC the videos aired on several television stations and were uploaded on different social media channels, including facebook, twitter and YouTube. The videos focused on topics like family planning, maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS.
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  • MamaYe is a public action campaign initiated by Evidence For Action (E4A) MamaYe uses tools like scorecards, dashboards, and maternal death reviews (MDRs) to support evidence building and decision-making by policy makers and to advocate for positive health system changes.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    GB-1-201512

    Evidence for Action


    Additional Information
    Evidence for Action (E4A) was a multi-year programme which aimed to improve maternal and newborn survival in sub-Saharan Africa. Funded by the UK Department for International Development, it focused on using a strategic combination of evidence, advocacy and accountability to save lives in Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. According to DFID, the program ran from October 2010 to May 2019.
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  • The Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH2) is a UK government funded program focused in 6 of Nigeria's northern states. The program aims to improve maternal and newborn child health through increased skilled birth attendance, antenatal care attendance, immunisation rates, newborns receiving low-cost, live-saving interventions, and pregnant women and children protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. MNCH2 aims to increase skilled birth attendance from 19 to 45 per cent across the six northern states, and it estimates that it will save the lives of 60,000 children, 42,000 newborns and 2,000 pregnant women in the six programme states while providing 6.3 million high quality MNCH services to women and children.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    GB-1-202992

    Dr Jabu Nyenwa

    National Team Leader, MNCH2


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The project aimed at increasing access to maternal health services through the provision of affordable and timely means of transportation to health facilities for women in maternal health emergencies. The Emergency Transport Scheme provided routine transportation to pregnant women and newborns in maternal emergencies to health facilities; it created awareness and demand for interventions in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps and host communities and actively engaged government and community stakeholders for project ownership and uptake of services.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed
    Additional Information
    NA
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