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Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on increasing access to safe motherhood services in Nigeria. Significant behaviour change in relation to pregnancy and maternal complications occurred in the intervention communities, and communities and providers in both states reported that many maternal deaths and morbidities had been averted. The initiative focused on building institutional... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on providing essential drugs and equipment in Nigeria. Poor provision of drugs and equipment in public health facilities has had a negative impact on patient attendance in many Nigerian States, with patients seeing little point in visiting facilities that do not provide them with drugs. In an... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

The focus of this policy brief is to consider what safety nets exist to protect the poor from the burden of health care costs, and what other options will contribute to achieving the laudable goals outlined in the FMOH 2006 health financing policy. As free maternal and child health care... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

The Community Diagnostics Programme (CDP) started in November 2006 and aimed to design and operate a functional system for providing quality-assured diagnostic services for anaemia and malaria to poor communities in five states in Nigeria. In each state a team of four laboratory supervisors/trainers designed the programme during workshops facilitated... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on strengthening planning and budgeting at state level in Nigeria. In 2002, many of the state planning and budgeting weaknesses could be directly associated with the ‘role ambiguities’ (both political and administrative) which persisted in the Nigeria Public Health System – between and within the three... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on strengthening routine immunisation (RI) systems in Nigeria. From inception in 2002, PATHS has worked in collaboration with Nigerian stakeholders to contribute towards improving Routine Immunisation (RI) services. A PATHS-supported technical roundtable on immunisation held in 2004 and to which a wide range of federal and state... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief explores strengthening supply side components of the safe motherhood programme in Nigeria. Strengthening safe motherhood services was a key initiative in all PATHS supported states and at Federal level. Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world and addressing this was seen as... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

Acute shortages of drugs and medical supplies in public health facilities were endemic in most states in Nigeria, and undermined efforts to improve health care delivery. Early on in the Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS) Programme, participating states established Drug Revolving Funds (DRF) for secondary and primary health care... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on strengthening tuberculosis control in the states of Kano and Jigawa in Nigeria. Tuberculosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Nigeria, which has the highest estimated number of TB cases in Africa, and the fourth highest in the world. The National TB programme... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This technical brief focuses on how seven different systems strengthening and service delivery improvement initiatives helped strengthen citizen participation and voice, and enhanced accountability in the PATHS states over the period 2003 to 2008. The initiatives were: Patient Focused Quality Assurance (PFQA) Peer Participatory Rapid Health Appraisal for Action (PPRHAA) Integrated... Read more