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Nigeria

Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality (2011-2015)

DFATD Contribution: $21,000,000

The project aims to accelerate the reduction of maternal, newborn and child mortality in 15 states and the federal capital territory of Nigeria. It is designed to strengthen the delivery of maternal, newborn and child health services through evidence-based, gender-responsive interventions, using existing health and community structures in the focus states. It also supports the procurement and distribution of equipment such as newborn resuscitation devices, HIV testing kits, communication equipment, and reproductive health supplies to cover 60% of the annual requirements of these states. Finally, the project provides technical and financial support to enhance the skills of health workers - midwives, doctors and Community Health Extension Workers - through updating training guidelines under the Midwifery Services Schemes, the Community Health Extension Workers Program and doctors serving in the Nigeria Youth Service Corps. The project is implemented in alignment with the Government of Nigeria’s Integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Strategy.

 

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