Lagos State has a law on health insurance for everyone in the State. But to ensure that pregnant women and newborns are covered, we are taking action to promote the understanding of health insurance through community committes, so that families, especially husbands, may key into the plan for the benefits of their families.
After we got the evidence around maternal and newborn health in health care facilities in Lagos State, we used the findings to help communities improve on their attitude towards the health of pregnant women and newborns by taking the action you are about to read in this story.
Adolescent mothers between the ages of 15 and 19 and their babies experience greater risks to their health in comparison with women aged 20 to 24 years old. In this paper, the authors explore the factors that affect adolescents’ use of maternal health services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
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.