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Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

As part of the health reforms in Zamfara State, integrated supportive supervision (ISS) for primary health facilities formed a key element of the state’s strategic health plan improving the performance of service providers both at facility and management levels. The state also established a basket fund to secure funding on... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

Efficient and cost effective use of medical equipment and facilities contribute greatly to meeting Sustainable Development Goals. To strengthen health systems we need accurate, comprehensive and timely and reliable data. Information about equipment and facilities contributes to public health decision making, health sector reviews, planning, managing, monitoring and reporting. Planning... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

This technical brief draws on experience of stakeholders and advisors in malaria programming in nine Nigerian states. The experience was gained between 2010 and 2015 in Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Oyo and Zamfara state. The processes and tools are relevant to malaria programming in other... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

A global commitment to reaching every woman, every child and every adolescent aims to end preventable deaths within a generation. In order to achieve this challenging agenda, innovative, evidence-based and scalable approaches that provide a means to identify and reach individuals who are left behind are needed. Channelling health resources... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

MORE MAMaZ adopted a number of strategies to support scaling up Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAG) initiative, including: Technical capacity building Encouraging use of data and evidence Supporting institutionalisation through systems strengthening support at district level Influencing policy, strategy and training resources at national level Funded with UK aid from the UK... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2016

This technical brief discusses the contribution of the Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS) in strengthening institutional capacity to fight malaria in Nigeria across nine states. It describes the basic rationale, processes and tools employed in supporting states to undertake holistic approaches to strengthening complex health systems, integration of malaria programming into... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Community Sponsorship and bonding of rural women on the Foundation Year Programme contributes to increasing the female health workforce and improving retention in rural facilities. With 1:29 doctors and 10.84 nurse/midwives per 100,000 populations, the ratio of doctors, nurses and midwives to the population in Jigawa State is significantly lower... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

The Women for Health programme developed a multidisciplinary response to develop successful health infrastructure improvements. Architects, building surveyors and building project managers worked alongside gender advisers to devise culturally appropriate infrastructure solutions. Four baseline studies were undertaken to inform the design of a suitable and appropriate infrastructure improvement plan: 1.... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Engaging regulatory bodies as part of all efforts is a critical success in achieving accreditation of Health Training Institutions. Unlike other tertiary Institutions such as polytechnics and Universities, the health training institutions are regulated by professional councils. These councils are charged with ensuring that the public has access to competent... Read more