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Potential for Integrating Family Planning and Immunization in Nigeria

Publish Date: February 2019
Author: MCSP

The MCSP program in Nigeria started as the Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) program, focused on strengthening national MNH policy and improving quality and utilization of high-impact, facility-based maternal and neonatal health services in Kogi and Ebonyi States. In 2015, the MNH program incorporated postpartum family planning (PPFP), as a key element of integrated MNH/PPFP care, and MCSP started a separate child health program to increase access to quality treatment for childhood illness at both community and facility levels. In PY3, the MCSP MNH and child health activities were merged into a single maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) program to leverage common platforms in the states. As part of a separate USAID-funded program, MCSP provided technical support to the Bauchi and Sokoto State Primary Health Care Development Agencies to strengthen their health systems’ ability to provide high-quality routine immunization services.