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


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2016-02-25 - 2021-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Nigeria (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (10.00%)
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (10.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (10.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
Family planning (13030) (25.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (25.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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 the end of the project (November 2021) include: (1) reached 2,528,235 direct beneficiaries (of whom 41% are women), contributing to an increase in the use of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); (2) conducted 910,100 home visits and 24,518 courtyards and peer outreach sessions on MNCH and SRHR and family planning; (3) developed and piloted a gender-responsive tool to gather household health data, later adopted by the Federal Government of Nigeria for national rollout; (4) provided 34,320 maternal, obstetric and neonatal care packs to 216 health facilities through an improved provision system which increased the number of deliveries at health facilities; and (5) increased the number of women in key health decision-making structures such as the health facilities quality improvements teams.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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