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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
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief examines the three month mass media and community outreach campaign on health sector reform (HSR) called I am a New Nigerian. In 2006, as part of its ongoing assistance to  the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health  (FMoH) on health sector reform (HSR), PATHS developed and implemented a three month... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on Improved Management through Participatory Appraisal and Continuous Transformation (IMPACT) in Nigeria. IMPACT is an approach that systematically appraises health facilities, supports improved service delivery, encourages community participation and recognises and promotes service quality. This is achieved through the implementation of four iterative components which work... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on improving government health facility infrastructure in Nigeria. Government health facilities in Enugu, Jigawa and Benue States had suffered from years of neglect, with few resources allocated for repairs and maintenance. Rehabilitation of these facilities was considered vital to improve service delivery. In most locations no expansion... Read more