Half a million people at a time – achieving universal health coverage in Northern Nigeria. Poster

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Infographics and posters
Publication Date: 2014

This poster draws on our experience delivering the PRRINN-MNCH programme in Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara in Northern Nigeria. These states have some of the world’s worst indicators for maternal, newborn and child health.

Since 2008, PRRINN-MNCH has worked with stakeholders to massively increase coverage for the WHO recommended essential package of MNCH services in a population of more than 15 million. It has enabled the States of Yobe and Zamfara to reach 100% coverage and that of Katsina to reach more than 50%.

Programme activity has stimulated major increases in service provision and utilisation, with resulting improvements in key output and outcome indicators. Issues remain – related to quality, reaching more of the most vulnerable, and moving beyond the political economy of patronage to strengthening the institutional basis for delivery in the public interest.

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Tags: Nigeria, Multi-stakeholder engagement, Maternal health, Skilled delivery, Antenatal care, Community engagement, Child health, Health systems, Universal health coverage,