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 2019, Adamawa launched a state health insurance scheme. According to November 2019 report from the Adamawa Ministry of Health, the insurance scheme required an annual payment of N4,720 per annum for individuals and N7,800 for a family of four. The report also stated that the scheme would provide free medical care for "the very poor in the society" as well as vulnerable pregnant women, people with disabilities and individuals 65 years old and above. This would be funded by the state government from an Equity Fund.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Adamawa State Ministry of Health


    Additional Information
    In the 2019 Adamawa state budget, 600,000,000 Naira was allocated for the full take-off of the State Health Insurance Scheme. In November 2019, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr Kennedy Bartimaus said the absence of Governing Board for the Adamawa State Health Insurance Scheme (ASHIS) was responsible for the non implementation of the programme in the state at that particular time. In response, the Adamawa Head of Service, Mr Edgar Amos, said the present administration of Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri has placed a high priority on healthcare delivery and would soon constitute the governing board.  In a presentation on the scheme, Dr Ujulu Amos, the Head of Health Financing Unit in the Adamawa ministry of health, said research on the scheme showed that about 70% of Adamawa residents reached out to indicate their willingness to join the scheme. Dr. Amos said that “with the scheme, about 70% of deaths, particularly maternal death would be addressed.”
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  • In 2019, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency declared a state of Emergency on Maternal and Child Mortality. Following the declaration, the agency established a coordination Centre to be known as the National Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (NEMCHIC) with a goal to reverse maternal, newborn and child deaths by half by 2021 through interventions that target the primary health care and community levels. Reports by Premium Times note that the executive director of the agency said the centre would also increase data visibility and quality towards the "improving detection and responsiveness in the resolution of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) service gap."

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The Nigerian Maternal and Perinatal Database for Quality, Equity and Dignity (MPD4QED) aims to be a standardized electronic platform for collection, collation and audits of routine maternal and perinatal data nationwide, which would be useful to monitor clinical care performance and quality improvement. The project aims to support the implementation of Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) activities of the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health. The initial phase of the project involves 54 referral-level hospitals across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Dr Olufemi Oladapo

    Acting Unit Head, Maternal and Perinatal Health (MPH)


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The RICOM3 program is testing a quality of care model to improve prevention, early detection and management of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and risk factors in women of reproductive age across the maternal and reproductive health care continuum. According to a JHPIEGO survey, a majority of women were unaware of the dangers these NCD's posed to their health, pregnancy and after. And only a small proportion of women with identified risk factors and/or diagnoses knew of their status. It documented that many health providers don’t routinely screen for chronic conditions and risk factors, such as obesity in women of reproductive age, including pregnant women, because they don’t recognize them as critical to a woman’s health. The survey also found gaps in service readiness, health worker knowledge and confidence, and quality of antenatal care (ANC).

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active
    MSD

    NA

    JHPIEGO


    Additional Information
    According to the organization, RICOM3 has developed a comprehensive strategy to address these issues, including a new training approach for health workers who provide ANC in 20 health facilities in four districts in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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  • The Informed Decisions for Actions in Maternal and Newborn Health uses measurement and evaluation to understand which health innovations and programmes deliver the greatest impact on maternal and newborn survival at scale, as well as why and how they work. In Nigeria, the IDEAS team works closely with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded maternal and newborn health projects.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


    Additional Information
    NA
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