Lessons Learned from the Quality of Care Project
Each year 40,000
women die during pregnancy and childbirth, and over 250,000 babies die in their
first month of life in Nigeria. Save the Children International worked to improve
the lives and health status of an estimated 435,000 mothers and their babies in
Lagos and Jigawa over a period of three years through its Quality of Care (QoC)
project in Nigeria. This integrated project drew on existing partnerships with national,
state and global experts to strengthen essential training, improve the clinic environment
including supervision and monitoring, develop and disseminate communication messages
for behaviour change as well as advocate for implementation of transformative policies.
A combination of document review, qualitative and quantitative data collection approaches
were adopted. These data were then triangulated to respond to the objectives of
the evaluation. The findings show that the project has changed the way healthcare
is provided in target facilities in Jigawa and Lagos as a result of their participation
on the project.
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