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Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2011

This technical brief provides an overview of the capacity building work of the DFID-funded Support to National Malaria Programme in Nigeria (SuNMaP), implemented by Malaria Consortium, Health Partners International, and GRID Consulting. The programme is working at national level in support of the National Malaria Control Programme, and is operational... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2011

This briefing note, produced by the UK-Aid funded Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia (MAMaZ) programme, and targeted to Zambian politicians, parliamentarians, administrators and other key stakeholders, advocates for renewed commitment to accelerating progress towards the maternal health Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. The call to action is... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This technical brief describes a small-scale pilot called the Emergency Obstetric Care Plus (EOC+) scheme developed and operated by the Enugu Metropolitan District Health Board (the DHB) in 2006/07. The pilot focused on testing a model for contracting with the private sector to provide public sector services. Although the work described... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on examining gender norms and transforming lives in Nigeria. Africa Transformation (AT) seeks to address persistent cultural and traditional practices that facilitate and entrench gender inequality in communities in Nigeria and thus limit the possibility of the country achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). AT takes the... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This technical brief looks at the work of the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems Programme (PATHS 1) to develop a planned preventive maintenance (PPM) culture in the Nigerian state of Enugu. The public health sector in Nigeria is characterised by poorly maintained facility infrastructure and it is common to find... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on developing a minimum service package (MSP) in Nigeria, West Africa. No country in the world can provide health services to meet all the possible needs of the population. For this reason, countries have to select which services to provide, and many have taken the approach of defining... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This technical brief describes PATHS involvement in strengthening the National Health Management Information System (NHMIS). In 2003, an assessment revealed that the NHMIS was functioning poorly. Key problems included collecting too many dataelements; the lack of suitable indicators; and a non-functioning software package. As a result, both the quantity and... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This Technical Brief discusses the work that was done in Jigawa, Enugu and Ekiti to develop integrated and decentralised health systems. Efforts to improve Nigerian health services are being undermined by a variety of institutional weaknesses. Health services remain fragmented among multiple health providers (local government, state, federal, faith-based and private... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on the support provided through the PATHS programme for the development, ratification and enactment of federal and state health policy and legislation during the period 2003 to 2007. The brief focuses on: The different nature and origins of the policy and legislation support at federal and state... Read more