Project profile — Support for Responsive Newborn and Maternal Health in Bauchi

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Support for Responsive Newborn and Maternal Health in Bauchi - Overview
Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2016-02-25 - 2021-11-30
Country / region • Nigeria (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve access to maternal and newborn services and enhance the health of the vulnerable and poor of Bauchi State, Nigeria. Activities include: (1) increasing the knowledge of women of child bearing age and community leaders on maternal and newborn health and family planning; (2) improving the skills and capacities of health service providers, the availability of medicines and supplies, and the state of health care centres; and (3) improving health governance groups to ensure these interventions are sustainable. Ultimately, the project seeks to reduce maternal and newborn mortality.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) improved utilization of basic and targeted maternal and neonatal health services among women of reproductive age and male community members; 2) improved quality of maternal, neonatal and sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning services, for women of reproductive age, newborns and male community members; 3) improved local health governance systems ensure high quality, gender responsive and result oriented maternal and neonatal health services.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) 2,475 Community Based Health Volunteers have been trained on family planning; (2) 828,173 hard-to-reach families received qualified maternal, newborn and family planning health visits; (3) 10,111 courtyard sessions were held on maternal and neonatal health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and family planning for adolescent girls, women and men. Courtyard sessions serve as an effective method of increasing knowledge throughout communities; and (4) 16,000 maternal, obstetric and neonatal care packs were provided to 216 health facilities.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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