The objective of the project is to strengthen the Nigeria health system through improved primary health care delivery in Northern Nigeria, maintaining the country's polio-free status and building capacity for improved data and financial management of the health sector.
80% of women & children in 3 target states reached with high impact MNCHN interventions;
80% of wards have 1 main functional PHC with the capacity to provide integrated MNCHN service;
Strengthened capacity for effective coordination of MNCHN service delivery and social protection;
Achieve and maintain polio free status in Nigeria;
Quality of health and Nutrition information and use for decision making is strengthened;
Improvement of local institutional capacity at state level to plan and prepare costed budgets and provide full narrative and financial reporting for the health sector.
Main activities (planned):
Support the provision of community based MNCHN+ services;
Identification and mapping of 774 PHC in the 3 states of Kebbi, Adamawa and Bauchi;
Strengthen policy implementation, regulation, accountability, transparency, and performance;
Conduct high quality supplementary Immunisation Activities combined with supportive activities;
Support development of a harmonised data quality process with in-depth verification of the system;
Support conduction of annual health accounts estimation as well as other expenditure tracking.
Joint PSC scheduled for 12 July 2018 in Abuja with a joint mission to Kebbi and Sokoto foreseen for 23 July 2018;
Head of Cooperation participated in a further project visibility event in Bauchi State (newly added State) on the invitation of the Governor on 18 May 2017;
Financing Agreement signed by NAO 11/08/2016;
Both UNICEF and WHO component PAGoDA contracts finalised;
Formal project launch (UNICEF and WHO components) as a joint visibility event on 16/02/2017;
Improving visibility of EU funding in government public events e.g. The April Vaccination Week;
Jointly developed DEVCO-UNICEF Reference Package shared with EUDs for guidance;
Ongoing review and monitoring of work programme for UNICEF and WHO implementing States;
Project visibility package for WHO component being jointly finalised with EUD services;
Quarterly formal/informal meetings with UNICEF and WHO on policy dialogue and implementation.
Source of funds: 11th EDF (CRIS ref: FED/2016/38-524)
Total budget (EUR): 83, 504,936.00
Implementing period: 4 years (2016-2020)
UNICEF (MNCH + Nutrition - 45 months);
WHO (Polio Eradication+ Health Systems Strengthening - Data Management and Health Expenditure reporting - 41 months).
Component 1 (MNCH-N) – Kebbi, Adamawa, Bauchi States (UNICEF)