About MNCH2

MNCH2 is saving lives and improving the quality of life for women and children through the empowerment of communities and the strengthening of health systems in Northern Nigeria.

The Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) is a five year country-led, UK government funded, health progamme across six northern states.

MNCH2 aims to create a quality continuum of care from pre-pregnancy through the first five years of the life of a child to reduce maternal and child mortality.

MNCH2 works with community organisations, local and state governments, health practitioners, and more to achieve its goals and objectives of improving the lives of women, children, and families.

Notification 2
Population 4,194,080
Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) 1,025 deaths per 100,000 live births
Fertility rate (total births per woman) 7.5%
Population 5,590,272
Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) 1,100 deaths per 100,000 live births
Fertility rate (total births per woman) 7.6%
Population 6,113,503
Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) 1,025 deaths per 100,000 live births
Fertility rate (total births per woman) 4.1%
Population 12,757,211
Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) 1,025 deaths per 100,000 live births
Fertility rate (total births per woman) 6.8%
Population 2,757,322
Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) 1,549 deaths per 100,000 live births
Fertility rate (total births per woman) 7.5%
Population 6,113,503
Infant Mortality rate) 66%
Under 5 Mortality rate 13.5%

The MNCH2 approach to service delivery is different from other partners’. They build the capacity of the state’s workers so that we can take charge of most activities after the programme exits.

Isa Mohammed Gusau
Director Pharmaceutical Services, Zamfara Hospital Services Management Board

Although this is my third child, I am proud to be the first woman in this community who attended ANC clinic and delivered in the health facility on a new delivery bed. I have made up my mind to mobilise other pregnant women to do the same. Thank you MNCH2 for giving our facility a new look […] this will encourage more women to deliver their children in this facility.

Bilki Mohammed
Dikumari Damaturu LGA, Yobe

One good thing I learnt as a Facility Health Committee member is the importance of community participation in health promotion.

Aminu Abdullahi
Kankara LGA, Katsina

Aunty Maryam came to the ANC unit; she corrected us on palpation techniques. During the Family Planning sessions she corrected me again on the cleanliness of the insertion room. She was also at the labour room, and showed us how to plot the partograph, which most of us cannot plot well. To our surprise, we learnt that she had been trained by the MNCH2 programme to mentor others.

Asabe Abdullahi
Service provider at Bunkure PHC, Bunkure LGA of Kano State

I am treated as a champion, and most women are hoping to become like me. This could not have happened if I wasn’t part of the young women support group. My capacity has been built in such a way that I have saved 20,000 Naira as capital.

Rukayyah Abubakar
SSI Mentor, Maska, Funtua LGA, Katsina

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