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Nigeria

Since 1978, we have worked in the following technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Malaria Prevention and Treatment

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Digital Health

Our impact

  • Jhpiego-trained skilled birth attendants supervised more than 1.5 million antenatal care visits and 274,000 institutional deliveries, and provided essential newborn care to more than 175,000 newborns.
  • More than 190,000 pregnant women were reached with HIV prevention messages, counseling and testing; of women identified as HIV-positive, 99% received appropriate antiretrovirals.
  • Jhpiego supported the Federal Ministry of Health to develop a new policy enabling community health extension workers to provide lifesaving interventions to women and newborns with limited access to higher levels of health care providers.
  • Jhpiego pioneered an approach to link community-based volunteers with health centers to address malaria in pregnancy in Akwa Ibom State, increasing the percentage of women taking two doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria prevention by 66%.

Current programs


  • Integrated Health Program

    Jhpiego serves as a core partner on the Palladium-led Integrated Health Program, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s main program for primary health care (PHC) in Nigeria. The overall objectives are to strengthen systems supporting PHC services, improve access to PHC services and increase the quality of PHC services. The program is expected to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in up to five target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support high-quality PHC services. Jhpiego’s role is to provide technical leadership in the following areas: maternal and newborn health, including community-based interventions; family planning/reproductive health; quality improvement and use of data for decision-making; supportive supervision; clinical mentoring and training; community-facility referral/linkages; digital health; and HIV clinical services.

  • Laying the Foundation for the Implementation of the National Policy on Task Shifting for Community Health Extension Workers

    This three-year project, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is operationalizing a new task-shifting and task-sharing policy for community health extension workers (CHEWs) in Adamawa and Nasarawa States. This new policy was a result of Jhpiego’s previous work with the Federal Ministry of Health and other partners to advocate for and develop a policy to enable CHEWs to provide preventive care and lifesaving interventions to women and newborns experiencing complications of pregnancy and childbirth in primary health centers or in the community.

  • Group Antenatal Care

    Through an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is implementing a cluster randomized controlled trial comparing traditional individual antenatal care (ANC) to group-based ANC care in Kenya and Nigeria. Group-based ANC is an empowerment-based alternative service delivery model that was pioneered in the U.S.; however, experience providing group-based care in low-resource settings is limited. Study results will inform the respective ministries of health and other developing countries about whether group-based ANC is a viable strategy to improve the quality and acceptability of ANC and increase retention in care through pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period in low-resource settings.

  • Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy

    Under this Unitaid-funded, five-year grant, Jhpiego is partnering with ISGlobal to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Madagascar and Mozambique by: 1) introducing and setting the stage for scale-up of community intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp); 2) introducing and increasing demand for quality-assured sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for IPTp; and 3) generating evidence for World Health Organization policy change. To achieve desired results, Jhpiego is also collaborating with Medicines for Malaria Venture (to bring quality-assured SP to market) and the World Health Organization (to ensure SP resistance monitoring and foster collaboration between national reproductive health programs and national malaria control programs). For more information, visit here: www.tiptopmalaria.org.

  • Maternal and Child Survival Program

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/nigeria.

Current programs

Integrated Health Program

Jhpiego serves as a core partner on the Palladium-led Integrated Health Program, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s main program for primary health care (PHC) in Nigeria. The overall objectives are to strengthen systems supporting PHC services, improve access to PHC services and increase the quality of PHC services. The program is expected to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in up to five target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support high-quality PHC services. Jhpiego’s role is to provide technical leadership in the following areas: maternal and newborn health, including community-based interventions; family planning/reproductive health; quality improvement and use of data for decision-making; supportive supervision; clinical mentoring and training; community-facility referral/linkages; digital health; and HIV clinical services.

Laying the Foundation for the Implementation of the National Policy on Task Shifting for Community Health Extension Workers

This three-year project, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is operationalizing a new task-shifting and task-sharing policy for community health extension workers (CHEWs) in Adamawa and Nasarawa States. This new policy was a result of Jhpiego’s previous work with the Federal Ministry of Health and other partners to advocate for and develop a policy to enable CHEWs to provide preventive care and lifesaving interventions to women and newborns experiencing complications of pregnancy and childbirth in primary health centers or in the community.

Group Antenatal Care

Through an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is implementing a cluster randomized controlled trial comparing traditional individual antenatal care (ANC) to group-based ANC care in Kenya and Nigeria. Group-based ANC is an empowerment-based alternative service delivery model that was pioneered in the U.S.; however, experience providing group-based care in low-resource settings is limited. Study results will inform the respective ministries of health and other developing countries about whether group-based ANC is a viable strategy to improve the quality and acceptability of ANC and increase retention in care through pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period in low-resource settings.

Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy

Under this Unitaid-funded, five-year grant, Jhpiego is partnering with ISGlobal to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Madagascar and Mozambique by: 1) introducing and setting the stage for scale-up of community intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp); 2) introducing and increasing demand for quality-assured sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for IPTp; and 3) generating evidence for World Health Organization policy change. To achieve desired results, Jhpiego is also collaborating with Medicines for Malaria Venture (to bring quality-assured SP to market) and the World Health Organization (to ensure SP resistance monitoring and foster collaboration between national reproductive health programs and national malaria control programs). For more information, visit here: www.tiptopmalaria.org.

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/nigeria.

Current and recent donors


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CDC
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Unitaid
USAID

Country contact

Oniyire Adetiloye, Country Director
Tel. 234 8034463508
Plot 971 Reuben Okoya Crescent
Off Okonjo-Iweala Way
Off Olusegun Obasanjo Way
Wuye District - Abuja
P.O. Box 14832
FCT, Nigeria