This is the third of three technical briefs on the theme of evidence for action, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on changes in key maternal, newborn and child health outcomes. The key messages are:
PRRINN-MNCH intervention in Northern Nigeria led to significant improvements in practically all maternal health outcomes.
- All health indices, but particularly those for mothers and children, are worse in Northern Nigeria.
- From baseline to endline, there was significant improvement in every maternal, newborn, and child health outcome.
- The four states are on track to meet the 2015 MDG4 target of a two-thirds reduction in the under-five mortality rate.