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Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title:  Health Policy and Planning
Publication Date: 2013

Topographical, cultural, socio-economic and developmental factors combine to create significant barriers to health services delivery in areas of Northern Nigeria, resulting in poor health outcomes in states such as Katsina. The Katsina State Ministry of Health has introduced a mobile clinic service to provide primary health care to particularly inaccessible communities. This study reports... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Global Journal of Health Science
Publication Date: 2013

Reported maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes in Nigeria are amongst the worst in the world, with Nigeria second only to India in the number of maternal deaths. At the national level, maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) are estimated at 630 deaths per 100,000 live births (LBs) but vary from as low as... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: World Transport Policy and Practice
Publication Date: 2013

This paper describes an emergency transport initiative in rural northern Nigeria which aims to save the lives of women affected by maternal complications. The Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS), implemented by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), is a public-private partnership supported by the UK aid and Norwegian Government... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Midwifery
Publication Date: 2013

The objective was to determine the level and determinants for utilisation of Skilled Birth Attendance (SBA). A population-based survey using a structured questionnaire was conducted in Goya and Tundunya political wards of Katsina state from May to June 2012. Four hundred women aged 15–49 years who had delivered a baby within two years... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Publication Date: 2013

Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 aims at reducing under-five mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. However, monitoring this goal is a challenging task. With an estimated 162 million people in 2011, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with generally poor maternal and child health indicators. Maternal mortality ratio was estimated at 545 deaths per 100,000 live... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
Publication Date: 2012

Maternal and child health indicators are generally poor in Nigeria with the northern part of the country having the worst indicators than the southern part. Efforts to address maternal and health challenges in Nigeria include, among others, improvement in health and management information systems. We report on the experience of mobile phone technology... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Midwifery
Publication Date: 2012

The objective was to assess the level, type and content of pre-service education curricula of health workers providing maternity services against the ICM global standards for Midwifery Education and Essential competencies for midwifery practice. We reviewed the quality and relevance of pre-service education curricula of four cadres of health-care providers... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: International Journal of Population Research
Publication Date: 2012

Maternal mortality is one of the major challenges to health systems in sub Saharan Africa. This paper estimates the lifetime risk of maternal death and maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in four states of Northern Nigeria. Data from a household survey conducted in 2011 were utilized by applying the “sisterhood method”... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title:  Tropical Doctor
Publication Date: 2012

The aim of this study was to estimate: (1) the lifetime risk (LTR) of maternal death; and (2) the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the Zamfara State of northern Nigeria. Data from the Nahuche Health and Demographic Surveillance System were utilized using the ‘sisterhood method’ for estimating maternal mortality. Female... Read more
Document Type: Journal articles
Journal Title: Reproductive Health Matters
Publication Date: 2012

Maternal mortality ratios in northern Nigeria are among the worst in the world, over 1,000 per 100,000 live births in 2008, with a very low level and quality of maternity services. In 2009, we carried out a study of the reasons for low utilisation of antenatal and delivery care among women with recent... Read more