LSTM Nigeria has implemented the Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Deaths in Nigeria programme, a 3-year programme (2013-2015) funded by the UK Aid, Department of Foreign International Development (DFID).
The Making it Happen (MiH) program was implemented in Nigeria across a period 3 years (2013-2015) in two states: The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Niger State. Worked with key stakeholders active in the health sector including the State Ministry of Health (SMOH), Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) the programme achieved tremendous success in improving capacity of the Nigerian health system and its health workforce to improve maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.
The main activities included:
- In-service competency-based training in Emergency Obstetric and New-born Care (EmOC&NC) with a focus on skills acquisition.
- Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Training
- M&E visits to facilities (baseline, quarterly monitoring)
- Knowledge and Skills Retention Study (KSRS) to assess impact
- Implementation research.
- Donation of training equipment.
The key achievements
In-service competency-based training in Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmOC&NC):
- 1000 Health Care Providers (HCPs) were anticipated to be trained, 1017 were trained.
EmONC training 632 trained in FCT and Niger
51 master trainers trained
Skills room: 5 Skills room were set in 5 LGAs
3 M&E Trainings – 177 medical records officers and midwives trained
Course Directors’ training – 21 doctors and midwives trained
Orientation for NYSC Corps Members – 130 doctors and nurses
Quarterly M&E visits to facilities following trainings
KSRS – 4 assessments conducted for midwives and CHEWs
Baseline Surveys – 50 facilities assessed
Training equipment donated to Maitama Hospital and School of Midwifery Gwagwalada and
Monitoring and Evaluation: Routinely collected healthcare facility data and data from programme outputs are aggregated quarterly to inform the log frame indicators where applicable and to monitor progress with programme implementation as well as effectiveness.