Publish Date: May 2019
MCSP in Nigeria was to contribute to the reduction of maternal, newborn, and child mortality by improving the quality and use of maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Ebonyi and Kogi states. Over a period of 4 years, MCSP worked with several key stakeholders within and outside Nigeria to plan and implement a wide range of interventions designed to achieve this goal.
The Program’s focus was to address the major causes of maternal, newborn, and child mortality at the health facility level. This effort led to strengthening the capacity of more than 3,800 health workers across 321 facilities to deliver quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services. Trained health workers have been applying their new skills to provide lifesaving care. During MCSP’s implementation, these health workers conducted 71,665 deliveries, resuscitated 1,938 newborns who did not breathe at birth, and treated 59,756 cases of childhood pneumonia, diarrhea, and uncomplicated malaria. Trained providers also increased voluntary family planning uptake in the states by serving 19,823 women, including adolescents and young mothers, with preferred contraceptives.