More attention is coming to the State with the presence of Bauchi State Accountability Mechanism for Maternal and Newborn Health. The accountability mechanism will be working with the government to ensure judicious use of resources and timely release of budget allocations, and will produce a scorecard to show the State how well it is performing.
This is the sixth and last paper in a Lancet Series about maternal health. It focuses on outlining five priority actions for the next five years to improve maternal health, in light of the findings of the five previous papers in the series.
Paper five in the maternal health Lancet series discusses external factors that may affect pregnant women, their communities and health facilities over the next 15-20 years. These include social, political, environmental and demographic changes.
What are the latest numbers on maternal and newborn health in Nigeria? How do they vary between urban and rural areas? When young Nigerian women are educated, how much more likely are they to gain access to contraception?
The Commission on Information and Accountability (COIA) tracks progress on maternal and child health and we've visualised the latest numbers.
Check out all of the infographics, source data and analysis here.