Changes in key maternal, newborn and child health outcomes. PRRINN-MNCH

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2013

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.

  1. All health indices, but particularly those for mothers and children, are worse in Northern Nigeria.
  2. From baseline to endline, there was significant improvement in every maternal, newborn, and child health outcome.
  3. The four states are on track to meet the 2015 MDG4 target of a two-thirds reduction in the under-five mortality rate.


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Tags: Nigeria, Routine immunisation, Routine immunization, Newborn health, Maternal health, Maternal mortality ratio, Skilled delivery, Antenatal care, Child health, Millenium Development Goals, Quality improvement, PRRINN-MNCH, Monitoring and evaluation, Family planning, Health system, Health systems strengthening,