Niger State Wraparound Technical Assistance for CHIPS Program
This project is to provide technical assistance to the state to implement activities related to the CHIPS programme as envisioned by the Niger State PHC MOU.
Malaria Consortium is providing technical assistance to support Niger state in north-central Nigeria with the implementation of a community-based primary healthcare programme that is integrated with the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme launched by Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
Over the last decade, Nigeria has made significant progress in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). Between 2008 and 2017, Nigeria’s under-five mortality rate dropped from 191 to 100 per 1,000 live births; and in 2018, 57 percent of pregnant women attended at least four antenatal care visits, compared to 45 percent in 2008. However, Nigeria still has the sixth highest under-five mortality rate and fourth highest maternal mortality rate in the world.