The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programme (MNCH2), a DFID/UKAID
funded program is pleased to announce the release of three case studies, which
showcase the programme results, best lessons and success stories in its
ongoing effort to improve maternal, newborn and child health indices across the
six Northern states of Nigeria, namely; Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Yobe
The first case study describes how MNCH2 has approached the challenge
of transporting pregnant mothers and babies through the Emergency Transport
Schemes (ETS) to enable women in labour and experiencing pregnancy
complications reach health services for health care. MNCH2 has been operating
the Emergency Transport Scheme through partnership with the National Union
of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the MNCH2 supported community
structures such as the Facility Health Committees (FHCs) and Alliances to create
a more sustainable system of emergency transport for women and the children in
case of medical emergencies.
The second case study captures MNCH2’s interventions towards the
improvement in availability of medical drugs, supplies and commodities through
Integrated Supply Chain Management in Kano State. MNCH2 assists the Drugs
and Medical Consumables Supply Agency to operationalize its zonal stores
across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state and reduce travel distance
between facilities and stores to improve time of accessing vital medical
commodities and drugs.
The third case studies explores the use of engagement and information to help
communities make informed decisions about Maternal, Newborn and Child
Health through the Safe Spaces Initiative s (SSIs) with major focus on young
ladies within the age of 14 – 21. The overall aim is to increase demand for
maternal and child health services and practices, knowledge of the danger signs
and issues like the Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies (HTSP) as well
as Routine Immunization (RI).
The complete case studies are available here:
Sustaining Emergency Transport Schemes (ETS) beyond MNCH2: http://www.mnch2.com/
Improving Reliability of Drugs and Medical Supplies through Integrated Supply Chain Management: http://www.mnch2.
com/wp-content/uploads/2014/ 12/Case-Study-ETS-MNCH2_2016. pdf
Saving Lives through Empowerment and Safe Space Initiatives: http://www.mnch2.
com/wp-content/uploads/2014/ 12/Case-Study-SSI-MNCH2_2016. pdf
The Nigerian Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programme (MNCH2) is a five-year
UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme. The
programme is implemented in six states of northern Nigeria namely Jigawa, Kaduna,
Kano, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara from 2014 to 2019.
The programme aims to contribute the Government vision of reduction of Maternal and
Child mortality in Nigeria with focus in six states in the North.