Community engagement to improve access to maternal, newborn and child health services. PRRINN-MNCH

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2013

This factsheet recommends that improving access to MNCH services in rural Northern Nigeria requires a strategy that addresses all household and community level barriers simultaneously. The ‘scalability’ of community interventions needs to be considered from the outset. Restructuring of the health sector so that primary health care is ‘under one roof’ will help to ensure a properly resourced institutional home for community MNCH activities.

This is the first in a series PRRINN-MNCH factsheets on the theme of community engagement. 

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Tags: Nigeria, Capacity building, Capacity development, Health policy, Primary health care, Routine immunisation, Routine immunization, Community engagement, Costing of services, Health planning, Institutional strengthening, Health systems, PRRINN-MNCH, Access to health services, Health information, Health services, Equity, Young women's support groups, Social exclusion, community health system, demand-side, social support, community systems, gender analysis,