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 aim of the project which is also dubbed 'Women Accessing New Technology' (WANT), is to increase access to reproductive health and family planning services in Ovia North East LGA of Edo State. This will be achieved through training of mid level providers (nurses, midwives, CHEWs, pharmacists) to offer reproductive health and family planning services and the provision of reproductive health and family planning commodities in the target area. The project hoped to build "capacity for task shifting on medication abortion care in Nigeria." WHARC'S 2015 report detailed the programs achievements since the inception of the project in January 2014. One achievement was the training of over 100 Mid-level providers including nurses/midwives, Community Health Extension Worker (CHEWs) and Community Pharmacies/Patent Medicine Vendors.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    Women's Health and Action Research Centre


    Additional Information
    The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) was established in 2006 as a multi-donor mechanism to support global abortion-related programing. It is supported by the governments of Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom and an anonymous donor, and is administered by the International Planned Parenthood Federation. SAAF provides small grants to projects that promote safe abortion and prevent unsafe abortion through advocacy and awareness raising, service delivery and research activities. According to SAAF's fifth annual report released in 2013, WHARC proposed a project to SAAF during their 3rd funding round (2013 - 2016) which disbursed up USD $19 million to support 113 projects in 56 countries.
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  • Between December 2014 and December 2015, JSI scaled-up the delivery of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) to all pregnant women in three local government areas (LGAs) of Sokoto State, Nigeria. Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with three or more doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine is known to reduce associated morbidity and mortality among mothers and newborns in malaria-endemic areas. The intervention included community education and mobilization, community distribution of SP, household mapping, and use of community health information to alert and remind mothers of impending SP doses. It consisted of house-to-house distribution of SP to eligible pregnant women—administered through directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTs)—by trained community-based health volunteers (CBHVs).

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    Anne Austin

    JSI Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor


    Additional Information
    Data from a related study showed that IPTp-SP can be delivered safely to pregnant mothers, in accordance with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health and applicable WHO guidelines. The results have showed that community-based distribution of SP, twinned with facility-based distribution, produced a superior and sustained coverage in the use of SP by pregnant women, at scale.
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  • The project aims to improve the demand for production, and the use of research results for decision-making in maternal and child health (MCH) policies, programmes and practices within the Community of West African States region. The project also produced research looking into maternal health policymakers’ needs, barriers and facilitators of evidence-informed policymaking in Nigeria.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    107892

    Prof. Chigozie Jesse Uneke

    African Institute for Health Policy & Health Systems, Ebonyi State University


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Integrated Maternal and Neonatal Health Approach is a comprehensive strategy that aims to dramatically reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. Consistent with World Health Organization guidelines, the approach focuses on averting the preventable deaths that can occur in the 24-48 hour window around the birth process by implementing the interventions necessary to deliver the following, straightforward results: (1) Potential complications are identified early to prevent them becoming life threatening; (2) Simple interventions are applied immediately to stabilize and ensure survival; and (3) Cases are referred quickly to the appropriate health system level for proper treatment.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Andrew Storey

    Senior Director, New Initiatives


    Additional Information
    In October 2014, CHAI engaged Transaid to support in the design of the emergency transport system and pre-implementation planning. CHAI requested Transaid to provide technical assistance for the strengthening of emergency transport systems for Maternal and Newborn Health in 10 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the states of Kano, Katsina, and Kaduna. According to Transaid, a component of the programme aims to strengthen emergency transport systems between rural communities and primary health care facilities as well as onwards referral to secondary and tertiary facilities depending on the nature of complication or emergency. CHAI’s strategy is to reinforce the States’ effort by: (1) Acquiring 250 three-wheeled ambulances (tricycles); (2) Providing technical advice on tricycle management; (3) Reviving the Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) run by the National Union or Road Transport Workers (NURTW) that turns taxi drivers into ‘life savers’ in the community by encouraging them to transport pregnant women to health facilities for free or only charging the price of fuel.
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  • Unspoken is a drama based on the experiences of two teenage Nigerian girls from different backgrounds as they experienced sex for the first time under different circumstances that led to health complications and serious negative effects on their physical and psychological well being. The film was sponsored by The Ford Foundation and produced by Singing Tree Films. According to The Guardian, the film was part of efforts aimed at driving better understanding and awareness on youth sexuality and maternal mortality in Nigeria.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    120533

    Paul Nwulu

    Programme Officer, Ford Foundation


    Additional Information
    NA
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