With a rapidly rising population of over 177 million, Nigeria remains in dire need of health systems reform and increased access to health care to meet the needs of its increasing population.
Despite considerable gains in the past decade, Nigeria's reproductive health indicators are still very poor. Much of Pathfinder's work today involves developing local institutional capacity to deliver and manage high-quality programs addressing reproductive health, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV and AIDS.
By developing institutional capacity, Pathfinder works to empower local communities in Nigeria to advocate for quality services. Well known throughout the country for its management of complex, multi-site projects, Pathfinder has strengthened the technical and training capacity of local partners and institutions to build sustainable, cost-effective, and culturally appropriate interventions.
Over the past three years, Pathfinder has built the organizational, institutional, and technical capacity of more than 50 local organizations that are implementing reproductive health, family planning, maternal and newborn care, and HIV and AIDS programs in Nigeria.
Pathfinder's institutional capacity building initiatives strengthen the ability of local partners (including NGOs, public and private sector organizations, and the Ministry of Health) to develop, plan, implement, and monitor quality interventions.
Building Blocks for FP2020 is designed to support and advance family planning in Nigeria and Pakistan, two countries that have made ambitious goals for improving access to reproductive health care in the next decade.
Pathfinder builds on its successful CCA-PPH Plus model to address the two leading causes of maternal mortality: postpartum hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia.
In Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, Pathfinder aims to improve the capacity of community-based organizations to better prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
The m4Change project was launched in 2012 to improve the quality of services provided by community health workers through the deployment of a mobile phone antenatal care application designed to facilitate more accurate decision making.
Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A)
The Evidence to Action Project (E2A) is USAID’s global flagship for strengthening family planning and reproductive health service delivery.
The purpose of the Working Paper Series is to disseminate work in progress by Pathfinder International staff on critical issues of population, reproductive health, and development.
Assessment of the Quality of Antenatal Care Services Provided by Health Workers using a Mobile Phone Decision Support Application in Northern Nigeria
A pre/post intervention study assessing the effect of introducing a mobile case management and decision support application for antenatal care in northern Nigeria.
m4Change + mCCT: Using Mobile Technology to Support Nigeria's SURE-P Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Maternal and Child Health
This fact sheet covers the use of mobile technology to support a conditional cash transfer program for maternal and child health in Nigeria.
In this edition of Pathways, we share stories from clients served by in our maternal health projects, with a focus on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and postpartum hemorrhage.
Pathfinder International embarked on a project designed to help Nigeria get to that goal. It began equipping community health extension workers with CommCare, a mobile phone app that collects information needed to determine the kind of antenatal health services provided to mothers.