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Project

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme in Nigeria (MNCH2) /

  • £4.5 million medical equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals procured /
  • 4.2 million antenatal care visits /
  • 1.3 million births attended by skilled birth attendants /

Supporting a better start for Nigeria’s children

The Maternal, New-born and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) aims to improve maternal, new-born and child health and routine immunisation in Northern Nigeria. Our procurement staff in Singapore are providing vital procurement expertise to the programme, reinforcing our commitment to improving Nigeria’s healthcare provision.

MNCH2 began in June 2014 and is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), MNCH2 aims to deliver essential healthcare for pregnant women, new-borns and children to reduce maternal and child deaths in line with Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5.

The programme builds on the success of previous DFID programmes in Nigeria, such as PATHS2, which trained health workers to deliver babies safely and provide emergency obstetric care.