Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) Accountability in Nigeria: Development of National MNCH Scorecards (June, 2014)

Following a meeting convened by World Health Organization (WHO) in October, 2012 (at Harare) to strengthen results and accountability for women’s and children’s health and the health sector; a national workshop was organised in Abuja, Nigeria in April, 2013 which resulted in the review and finalisation of the Country Accountability Framework (CAF) and priority actions in line with the following thematic areas: Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS), Monitoring for result, Maternal Death Surveillance and Review, eHealth, Monitoring resources, Review process, and Advocacy and outreach.

Thus, Evidence for Action (E4A) [a five year programme (2011-2016) managed by Options Consultancy Services and funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID)] to improve Maternal and Newborn survival contracted Preston Healthcare Consulting Ltd. to assess Nigeria’s performance with the MNCH Country Accountability Framework in 2014 against the 2013 baseline. Achievement of targets for indicators under the aforementioned seven thematic areas was specified and scored.