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
  • Since 2016, the Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL) initiative, supported by USAID, in collaboration with We Care Solar, an American NGO, have installed 50 solar electric suitcases to ‘light childbirth’ in 97 health facilities in Cross River and improve the quality of care. According to the Quality of Care Network, the lighting solution helped reduced the facility maternal mortality ratio by 55% and the perinatal mortality rate by over 40% in two years.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    We Care Solar


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • SAMiN used a strategic advocacy approach including budget advocacy and strengthening accountability mechanisms at the national level and five targeted states in Nigeria. Key milestones of the project included advocacy visits to the Executive Governor of Bauchi State for the timely release of MNCH funds and improved health sector budget performance.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    Abigail A Ogah

    Community Health and Research Initiative


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The Care and Treatment for Sustained Support (CaTSS) Project, funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID and implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), aims to sustain HIV and TB care and treatment services in five states in Nigeria. Some project highlights include; supportive supervisory, mentoring, and coaching visits to health facilities in the five project states to improve the delivery of equitable and client-centered prevention of mother-to-child transmission services to HIV-positive pregnant or breastfeeding women and their infants. According to Management Sciences for Health, over the life of the project, 415,624 pregnant women who attended antenatal care in supported health facilities were provided with HIV testing services and learned their HIV status the same day. Of the newly identified HIV-positive pregnant women, 97.3% were started on ART to prevent mother-to-child transmission.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    AID-620-A-16-00001

    Med Makumbi

    Project Director, Management Sciences for Health


    Additional Information
    Another highlight includes, rapidly scaled up the implementation of the OpenMRS electronic medical record system in 107 health facilities. Through CaTSS support, the five project-supported states now have patient data and can capture progress toward the 95-95-95 goals.
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  • This project aimed to improve The Centre for Population and Environmental Development's (CPED) research and advocacy work on health systems research related to maternal and child health. CPED and its partners recommended strategies to improve maternal and child health services in the study area's communities. The project team conducted implementation research on innovative maternal and child health care approaches. They also promoted knowledge translation and scaling-up.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    108080

    Professor Andrew G. Onokerhoraye

    Executive Director, CEPD


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • In 2016, the Jummai Babangida Maternal and Neonatal Hospital , Minna then under General Hospital Minna was one of eight secondary/tertiary hospitals in four geo-political zones of the country where the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC), with support from the World Health Organization conducted formative research to determine the rates of maternal deaths, the circumstances under which women receive emergency obstetrics care in the hospitals and the views and perspectives of patients, caregivers and senior officials with regards to the quality of care offered in the hospitals. It is within this context that WHARC, with support from the World Health Organization and the Macarthur Foundation designed a series of activities and interventions aimed at improving the provision of quality maternal health care and reducing maternal mortality ratios at the Jummai Babangida Aliyu Maternal and Neonatal hospital, Minna.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    Women's Health Action and Research Centre


    Additional Information
    NA
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