In Northern Nigeria, rates of maternal, newborn and child mortality are amongst the highest in the world. We established the PRRINN-MNCH programme to address these health issues in four northern states of Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara.
We work with the federal, state and local governments, and in close consultation with local communities, to improve the quality and availability of health services including antenatal and postnatal care, safer deliveries, care for newborns and infants, better nutrition, and routine immunization against preventable diseases.
Above all, the people of the four programme states need good quality, effective Primary Health Care (PHC). Thus, PRRINN-MNCH is also working with governments and health staff to strengthen PHC services. Our programme aims to help each state achieve significant health-related goals.
The programme is funded and supported by UKaid from the Department for International Development and the State Department of the Norwegian Government.