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 purpose of the five-year, $225 million Integrated Health Program (IHP) is to implement priority PHC interventions strengthen state, LGA, and ward-level health systems and engagement with state government. The objectives include: strengthening systems supporting primary health care services; improving access to primary health care services; and increasing the quality of primary health care services.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    72062019F00002

    Palladium International


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The MTNF Easy Health Access (MTNF EHA) was introduced and implemented in partnership with a company called Market Doctors. The project aimed at making primary healthcare accessible to market women and their children. The initiative was designed to take affordable healthcare to mothers and children with minimal distortion of their socio-economic activities. Services offered include: Health Education, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Hepatitis B, Voluntary HIV Test and Counselling, Family Planning Services, Medical Consultation and 3 Months Post Project Free Consultation in Clinic.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    The MTN Foundation


    Additional Information
    According to the 2018 MTNF Annual Report, the Rivers Market Doctor outreach was carried out in the following five markets: New Layout Market, Borokiri, Rumuwoji Market, Oyigbo Market, Echieta Market Eleme and Ndoni Main Market respectively. While the The Lagos State Market Doctor outreach was carried out in various markets (Tejuosho Market, Phase 2, Yaba, Mile 12 Market, Ketu, Ayangburen Market, Sabo, Ikorodu and Folashade Tinubu- Ojo (FTO), Ebute-Ero Market).
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  • The Nationwide Family Planning Campaign in Nigeria leverages over 25 years of Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development's (RFPD) work in maternal health and family planning. According to RFPD, Nigerian state and federal authorities were impressed by the results of the 'NOQA Network' project and asked RFPD to further scale-up efforts. The Nationwide Family Planning Campaign is an expansion of the NOQA network to hospitals throughout the country to include family planning indicators. As a result of the National Family Planning Campaign, doctors, nurses and midwives have been receiving training in modern methods of family planning, quality assurance and stock management since 2018. According to RFPD, the project is supported by a web-based databank, integrating approaches to Obstetric Quality Assurance (OQA) and Maternal and Perinatal Deaths Surveillance and Response (MPDSR). This digital system facilitates the remote collection and analysis of data on several scales – hospital, community, state and federal – facilitating the development of evidence-based responses.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active

    NA

    Dr Adedolapo Lufadeju

    National Coordinator of the Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development (RFPD) in Nigeria


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • META is a mobile diagnostic, training and outreach app geared to help midwives function as experts. According to the Canadian Network for International Surgery, META primarily functions to assess mortality risk, build skills with interactive cases, exercises and quizzes, and to provide risk and delivery resources to empower pregnant women in caregiving decisions. According to Grand Challenges Canada, META's goals include a 25% increase in use of antihypertensives, antibiotics, and intravenous fluids (including blood products) in the intervention group vs. a control group and a 25% increase in skilled birth attendance and operative intervention in intervention group.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Completed

    NA

    Canadian Network For International Surgery


    Additional Information
    NA
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  • The Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) is established under Section 11 of the National Health Act (NHA Act), as the principal funding vehicle for the Basic Minimum Package of Health Services (BMPHS.) The Fund serves to increase the fiscal space and overall financing to the health sector to assist Nigeria achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Funding of the BHCPF is to be derived from contributions including — an annual grant from the Federal Government of Nigeria of not less than one per cent (1%) of its Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF); grants by international donor partners; and funds from any other source. Initial funding for the program included 20,000,000 USD from The Global Financing Facility and 2,000,000 USD from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. News reports also noted that DFID committed 50,000,000 GBP to be disbursed over the next 5 years. According to the guideline for the BHCPF, The Basic Minimum Package of Health Services (BMPHS) for Nigeria (2016) shall consist of six (6) interventions; four (4) for Maternal Health, one (1) for Cardiovascular Disease and urinalysis test. According to the mandate in the National Health Act, 50 per cent of the BHCPF is allocated to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) “gateway”, 45 per cent through the NPHCDA “gateway”, and five per cent is set aside to deal with emergencies under the Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) “gateway”.

    Locations and Funding

    Present in State

    Not Present in State

    Project Status

    Active
    Additional Information
    At the launch of the first phase of N13, 775 billion disbursement of Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) in November 2019, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said that funds would be administered through three gateways; namely NHIS, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), and the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH.) 15 eligible states including the FCT were too receive N6.5 billion. Earlier in August 2019, a representative from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency noted that requirements for a state to be deemed eligible, which were instituted by the Primary Health Care under One Roof (PHCUOR,) included: (a) the existence of functioning Local Government Health Authorities (LGHA); (b) an established State Primary Health Care Board (SPHCB); (c) baseline assessment of primary health care (PHC) facilities; (4) an instituted state Steering committee and the TSA with N100 million opened.
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