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 Reproductive Health/Family Planning Service Delivery Project aimed to improve the Reproductive Health (RH) status of adults and adolescents in northern Nigeria, and to increase the utilization of services through a network of public- and private-sector facilities and community-based providers. During the program, Pathfinder built the capacity of 27 NGOs to offer quality Reproductive Health (RH) and Family Planning (FP) services through a network of over 130 clinics and 5,000 trained Community Based Distributors (CBDs).

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    Farouk Jega

    Country Representative, Pathfinder International


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The National Reproductive Health Policy and Strategy aims to provide the necessary guidance and framework for the promotion and implementation of reproductive health programmes and activities. The ultimate aim of this policy is to serve as an effective national platform for strengthening reproductive health activities in Nigeria and facilitating the achievement of relevant global and regional goals in the interest of improved health, well-being, and overall quality of lives of all peoples in Nigeria.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Federal Ministry of Health


    Additional Information
    The policy was implemented shortly after the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994. At the ICPD, the nations of world, including Nigeria, reached an understanding on the key concepts of reproductive health and reproductive rights. The conference highlighted that reproductive health is a right for all men, women and adolescents. The global community, at the ICPD, further agreed that reproductive health and rights are indispensable to people's health and development, and set the goal of achieving universal access to reproductive health information and services by 2015.
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  • In 2001, Kano became the first state in the country to initiate free maternal services in all its secondary and tertiary health facilities. The services included in the free maternal care program include free antenatal care, assisted vaginal delivery (forceps and vacuum), free caesarean section (elective and emergency), free post abortion care services, free management of ectopic and free laparotomy for obstetric complications. Other programs include free treatment for the under 5 and free vesico-vaginal fistula repairs. These 3 programs are managed by the free maternal, child health and VVF repairs implementation committee that was set up by the State government in 2002.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Kano State Government


    Additional Information
    Directly influenced by PPMNCH efforts, in 2013 the Kano State Government introduced monthly disbursement of funds to improve implementation of the Free Maternal and Child Health Programme – directing that the State Hospital Management Board should receive a monthly financial allocation of 12.5 million naira for the purchase of essential drugs and other related materials and equipment for 34 secondary health facilities.
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  • The project aimed to reduce the spread, and mitigate the impact, of HIV infection by strengthening Nigeria's multi-sectoral response to the epidemic through the implementation of a comprehensive program that includes the creation of an enabling environment for a large scale response, and laying the foundation for scaling up HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services at the federal, state, and local levels. One of the project's outcome/Impact Indicators specifically relating to maternal health was for the HIV prevalence rate as measured among pregnant women not to exceed 8% by 2005.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    P070291

    National Agency for the Control of AIDS


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The Nigerian Partnership for Safe Motherhood was established to link organisations advocating for safe motherhood. The MacArthur Foundation project was implemented to train advocates of safe motherhood in Nigeria.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    MacArthur Foundation Nigeria


    Additional Information
    According to a report on the state of political priority for safe motherhood in Nigeria, another issue facing maternal health is the dearth of federal budgetary resources for maternal mortality reduction. While in 2004 for the first time the federal government provided a line item allocation for reproductive health, a portion of which was directed towards safe motherhood, the total amount for safe motherhood released was only around US $800 000, which some said was hardly enough to deal with a crisis of national scope.
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