Publish Date: May 2020
In Nigeria, maternal and newborn mortality remain unacceptably high. In 2015, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) asked its flagship global Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) to work in Ebonyi and Kogi States to improve the quality of family planning (FP) services, including postpartum family planning (PPFP), and maternal and newborn health (MNH) services, including antenatal care (ANC), delivery care, and postpartum care. To determine the effect of MCSP-supported interventions, MCSP conducted baseline and endline cross-sectional quality of care (QoC) health facility assessments in a sample of supported health facilities across the two states in June 2016 and September 2018, respectively. This brief describes findings and recommendations from direct observation of antenatal and delivery care services.