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Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Field Exchange
Publication Date: 2016

This article examines a multi-sectoral approach used by HPI to implement the ZIFAS project to scale up micronutrient supplementation in northern Nigeria. ZIFAS began as a collaboration between the Micronutrient Initiative and the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunisation in Northern Nigeria/Maternal Newborn Child Health (PRRINN/MNCH). ZIFAS built on the platform... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Global Health Communication
Publication Date: 2016

Northern Nigeria has a history of low use of health services, resistance to immunization programs, and high maternal and child mortality rates. Cultural, physical, and financial barriers prevent many families from accessing health care. The Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria; Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Initiative (PRRINN-MNCH) was a... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Health Systems and Reform
Publication Date: 2016

The experience of a donor-supported Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH) program in four states of Northern Nigeria illustrates how a Complex Adaptive System (CAS) approach to health system strengthening can lead to health systems becoming more resilient. The programme worked with the array of political, cultural and social... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Health Systems and Reform
Publication Date: 2016

The experience of a donor- supported Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programme in four states in northern Nigeria illustrates how a Complex Adaptive System approach to health systems becoming more resilient. The programme worked with the array of political, cultural and social determinants which interact to shape the health... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: International Journal of Women's Health
Publication Date: 2016

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) maternal mortality target risks being underachieved like its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) predecessor. The MDG skilled birth attendant (SBA) strategy proved inadequate to end preventable maternal deaths for the millions of rural women living in resource-constrained settings. This equity gap has been successfully addressed by... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Development in Practice
Publication Date: 2015

This paper examines a demand-side intervention that significantly increased access to maternal health services in rural Zambia in a context where skilled birth attendance rates had been stagnant for over two decades. Aspects of the intervention design that were crucial to the programme’s success were the participatory and adult learning-centred... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: PubMed
Publication Date: 2015

Nigeria is one of the 57 countries with a critical shortage of human resources for health, especially in remote rural areas and in northern states. The National Midwifery Service Scheme (MSS) is one approach introduced by the Government of Nigeria to address the health workforce shortage in rural areas. Since... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Development in Practice
Publication Date: 2014

This article examines a training approach for community health volunteers which increased access to maternal health services in rural communities in Zambia. The effectiveness of the training approach was evaluated in an operations research component. Skilled birth attendance rates increased by 63% from baseline over a two-year period in the... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Journal of Public Health in Africa
Publication Date: 2014

The Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria – Maternal, Newborn and Child Health initiative (PRRINN-MNCH) supported efforts by the government of Nigeria to bridge Primary Health Care (PHC) policies and the provision of services at three levels of government: federal, state and local. The paper suggests that understanding,... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Publication Date: 2014

The object of this article is to evaluate the effectiveness of the maternal death review (MDR) system and process in improving quality of maternal and newborn health care in northern Nigeria. Methods: A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods was used, including review of MDR forms and of health management... Read more