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 January 2006, The Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) approved the use of Misoprostol for the prevention or treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) in hospitals and clinics. That same year, Misoprostol was added to the national essential drugs list for the prevention and treatment of PPH.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Federal Ministry of Health


    Additional Information
    In 2011, Nigeria adopted guidelines for the use of misoprostol for prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) at the community level.
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  • DELIVER activity in Nigeria focused on development of improved logistics systems for reproductive health (RH) and HIV/AIDS program commodities.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    285,074,688.31 USD

    How we arrived at this figure

    AID-OAA-TO-10-00064

    Elizabeth Obaje

    Senior Advisor, USAID | DELIVER PROJECT


    Additional Information
    The project supported MCH interventions with the following activities: Provided family planning and MNCH commodities to health facilities in eight states through a pilot and the roll out of two last mile delivery systems; helped avert maternal and neonatal deaths by providing technical assistance to USAID/Targeted States High Impact Project (T/SHIP) to develop and roll out a community-based distribution model that provided chlorhexidine and misoprostol to women who deliver at home in Sokoto and Bauchi states; supported the establishment and implementation of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme’s (SURE-P) MNCH supply chain component; supported Kogi, Bauchi, and Sokoto states in planning and budgeting for MNCH commodities through quantification of MNCH commodity requirements for public sector services; and tripled storage capacity for vaccines, medicines, and supplies for MNCH in four of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency’s (NPHCDA) six warehouses by refurbishing the storage spaces
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  • The Project Development Objectives of the Malaria Control Booster Project includes ensuring that the target population had improved access to, and utilization of, a well-defined set of Malaria Plus Package interventions (MPP); and to strengthen Federal and States ability to manage and oversee delivery of malaria plus interventions.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed
    Additional Information
    According to the final report, the project exceeded all three indicators of success associated with maternal health. The first indicator was the percentage of pregnant women who received two or more doses of intermittent preventive treatment (IPT). The report noted that the Project surpassed the target by over 110% and reflected a significantly higher proportion compared to non-project sites where only 41% of pregnant women received 2+ doses of IPT. The second indicator was the percentage of pregnant women who slept under bed net night before the survey. The report noted that he actual value at the end of Project surpassed the target by 47%, which was significantly higher than the 48% rate of pregnant women in non-Project sites who slept under an ITN the night preceding the survey. The final indicator of success was the number of direct Project Beneficiaries of which female. According to the report, the target was attained well before the end-of Project household survey was conducted.
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  • The IMNCH strategy aims to ensure the integrated implementation of evidence based interventions for MNCH. It involves reorienting the health system to ensure the delivery of essential interventions and to provide a continuum of care for women, newborns and children.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Federal Ministry of Health


    Additional Information
    The IMNCH strategy has a three-phase implementation plan with defined targets for the reduction of neonatal mortality. Phase I, scheduled from 2007–2009, includes the immediate removal of major bottlenecks, the delivery of intervention packages and the reduction of neonatal mortality by 33% by 2009. For Phase II, which was scheduled for 2010–2012 planned to reinforce implementation of the strategy at all service delivery modes and reduce neonatal mortality by 44% by 2012. Phase III, which was scheduled for the duration of 2013–2015 hoped to achieve 80% effective coverage of clinical interventions at basic healthcare facilities and 70% at first and secondary referral care facilities and a reduction of neonatal mortality by 57% by 2015.
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  • In 2007, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation provided funding to Pathfinder International to implement the Continuum of Care: Addressing Postpartum Hemorrhage in India and Nigeria Project in collaboration with Dr. Suellen Miller of the University of California, San Francisco, and Dr. Stacie Geller of the University of Illinois at Chicago. From 2012 to 2015, Pathfinder’s scaling up of this project was supported by MSD for Mothers to train health providers and community health workers to recognize, and act upon, the warning signs of the leading causes of maternal death like Postpartum Hemorrhage.

    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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