Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Northern Nigeria

PRRINN-MNCH’s key objective is to improve effective access to maternal, newborn and child health (including routine immunization) in Northern Nigeria. The program began in 2006, runs for six years, and is funded by both the UK and Norwegian governments.

PRRINN-MNCH works in four states in Northern Nigeria with a total population of about 16 million people–approximately the populations of Sierra Leone and Zambia combined.

These states (Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe, and Zamfara) were chosen for their extremely poor health indicators. These northern states have extremely high maternal and child mortality rates—among the worst in the world.