Jhpiego has been working in Nigeria since the late 1970s, initially to strengthen pre-service education in medical and nursing colleges and to update knowledge and skills of health workers. Most recently, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Jhpiego under its Maternal and Child Survival Program to improve the quality and utilization of maternal and newborn care services in public, private and faith-based facilities in Ebonyi and Kogi States.

Currently, Jhpiego is implementing the following programs in Nigeria:

  • Under a program funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Jhpiego is building on its previous MacArthur award to create model states where task shifting policies can be implemented and monitored.
  • Under an award from the Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme, a local nongovernmental organization, Jhpiego is supporting the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health to implement HIV interventions in Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
  • The USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program in Nigeria seeks to reduce newborn and maternal mortality by increasing the quality and utilization of key, evidence-based interventions for maternal and newborn health and postpartum family planning at health care facilities in Kogi and Ebonyi States.
  • With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as a subawardee to Pact, Jhpiego is a partner on the State Accountability for Quality Improvement Project, working to improve local governance, capacity and performance of the public health system in Gombe State through the training of community health care workers.
  • Also with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is taking part in a multi-country study that seeks to address problems in the traditional antenatal care model of low and/or inconsistent quality and poor retention of women in care through pregnancy and childbirth.

For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click the link below.

Jhpiego in Nigeria