Advocacy for free maternal and child health care in Nigeria-Results and outcomes.

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Summary of "Advocacy for free maternal and child health care in Nigeria-Results and outcomes."

The study was designed to determine the outcome of an advocacy program aimed at implementing a policy of free maternal and child health (MCH) services in Nigeria. The team conducted a situational analysis on costing of MCH services, and used the results to conduct public health education and advocacy. Advocacy consisted of public presentation on MCH to high-level policymakers, dissemination of situational analysis report, and media publicity. The implementation of free MCH services at national and sub-national levels was assessed 3 years after. The results showed that the number of States offering comprehensive free MCH services increased from four to nine; the States offering partially free MCH services increased from 11 to 14 (8.1% increase); while those not offering any form of free treatment decreased from 22 to 14 (21.7% decrease). We conclude that advocacy and public health education is effective in increasing the commitment of policymakers to provide resources for implementing evidence-based maternal and child health services in Nigeria.

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Former Honorary Adviser on Health to the President of Nigeria, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, and University of Benin Teaching Hospital

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Name: Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
ISSN: 1872-6054
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