The Maternal Neonatal and Child health programme (MNCH2) is a five year country led programme which aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in northern Nigeria. The programme works across six states: Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara.
Since 2014, MNCH2 has been supporting maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) across its six states. At secondary level facilities (which often have a high number of deliveries), MDR committees have been set up to review the causes of maternal death and take action to prevent similar deaths in the future. MNCH2 also supports State MDR Committees to mentor and monitor facility-level committees. MNCH2’s support to MPDSR across northern Nigeria has resulted in a number of achievements. Here are some examples: Continue reading