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 was to provide effective and efficient approaches to improving maternal and newborn health practices in the home, as well as facilitate enhanced facility-based Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in North East Nigeria. This was achieved through a range of innovations including; Emergency Transport Scheme, Family Health Call center, performance based financing and engagement of community health and frontline volunteers.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    OPPGH5306; OPP1033703

    Society For Family Health


    Additional Information
    According to the Society for Family Health Annual Report from 2012, The maternal and neonatal health (MNH) project in North East Nigeria, which premiered in 2009, received a new grant for its second project phase in June 2012. At the end of the year 2012, a total of 2,078 women from 11 LGAs in North Eastern Nigeria had benefited from the emergency transport scheme implemented by the grant and more than 6,000 maternal and neonatal health associated calls have been placed over the toll free line. According to a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation document, the organization's involvement with the Gombe MNCH project is expected to end in September, 2019 and the state will take over the project. According to Society for Family Health, the project’s success was measured by increase in health facility delivery, ANC attendance, Number of community based volunteers trained to deliver home based care during early/late pregnancy, postnatal stages and make referrals for skilled care, training on Essential Newborn Care (ENC), and the number of health facilities reached.
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  • The objective of The World Bank funded project was to reduce the risk of HIV infections by scaling up prevention interventions and to increase access to, and utilization of HIV counseling, testing, care and support services. Components of the project included: (1) The expansion of Public Sector Institutions’ Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (2) The expansion of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Private Sector’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (3) The strengthening Mechanisms for Project Coordination and Management The HIV/AIDS Program Development Project was launched officially in 2009 as a follow up to the First Nigeria HIV/AIDS Program Development Project launched in 2002, with a total IDA contribution of US$90.3 million. In 2016, Society for Family Health was engaged as an Implementing Partner to provide training, supervision and mentoring, quality control, data management, demand creation and community involvement activities to 210 Private Health Facilities (PHFs) in the project states.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    P102119

    The Society for Family Health


    Additional Information
    According to the Society for Family Health, by the end of the project in February 2017, 157,610 pregnant women had been provided with HTS, out of which 1,350 tested positive. Previously known cases were 537, and 702 women referred for PMTCT. Five hundred and sixty (560) of these women have been successfully enrolled into different PMTCT programs in the seven project states. This is 7.2% overachievement of the 147,000 target.
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  • MCHIP (Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program) is the USAID Bureau for Global Health’s flagship's project in 50 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean to improve the health of women and their families. MCHIP supported programming in maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, family planning, nutrition, malaria and HIV/AIDS, and encouraged opportunities for integration of programs and services when feasible. The goal of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) in Nigeria was to contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality by achieving its life-of-project (LOP) objective of increased utilization of quality emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services by pregnant women, mothers, and their newborns.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    GHS-A-00-08-00002-000

    Kayode Morenikeji

    Activity Manager (MCHIP) USAID Nigeria


    Additional Information
    MCHIP was well-positioned to support the Government of Nigeria to address MNCH interventions, drawing on technical and programmatic expertise from the previous ACCESS Nigeria program. MCHIP continued the implementation of the ACCESS Program’s integrated community- and facility-based essential maternal and newborn care interventions focusing on antenatal care (ANC), comprehensive and basic EmONC, postpartum care, and family planning for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies using a household-to-hospital continuum of care (HHCC) approach.
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  • The Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP) was a six-year, $89,953,015 project which supported the integration of primary healthcare services to deliver maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) interventions and strengthen the health systems in Bauchi and Sokoto States.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    AID-620-A-00-09-00014

    Gertrude Odezugo

    TSHIP Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Advisor


    Additional Information
    TSHIP successfully advocated for the introduction of integrated maternal and newborn health interventions and, in 2013, Sokoto and Bauchi became the first two Nigerian states to launch the use of misoprostol for the prevention of PPH coupled with a newborn intervention — chlorhexidine gel for umbilical cord care. Other successes include, a decrease from 25% in 2008 to less than 1% in 2013 in the percentage of women in Sokoto State who deliver alone, a 392% increase in the number of pregnant women receiving active management of the third stage of labor between 2010 - 2014, and the development of more than 300 policies, action plans, guidelines, and protocols to support improved MNCH and FP/RH services.
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  • In 2009, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa launched its flagship tool, the Nigeria Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Personal Health Record (IMNCH PHR). The project aims to improve communication between women and health professionals and provides an easily accessible source of information for mothers and parents about pregnancy and child’s health by serving as data collection tool.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Emily Stock

    Global Communications and Policy Officer, Wellbeing Foundation Africa


    Additional Information
    After the launch of the Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Personal Health Record, the Joint Agency Harmonisation Task Force on Integrated Maternal Newborn and Child Health made several recommendations for its use: (1) The Task Force recommended that the production and implementation of the PHRB for national use should be fast tracked. (2) The Task Force recommended that the tool should be pre-tested in selected facilities, with the view to pilot it under the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS). (3) The Task Force recommended that the initial seed stock of 200,000 copies be urgently procured for the 156 LGAs selected for the MSS, and 18 LGAs for the NHIS-MDG’s MCH project as a pilot. (4) Task Force recommended that the FMOH, NPHCDA, NHIS, NBS, NPC, and development agencies should partner with the WBF for the supply of initial seed stock. (5) Task Force recommended that to ensure sustainability, the PHRB should be domiciled in the NPHCDA of the FMOH, while support may be sought from the organised private sector.
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