Global Maternal Health Conference 2013

This session focused on various projects in Nigeria, all working to prevent PPH. The presentations highlighted the work in Sokoto and Bauchi states, focusing on various ways in which they are trying to target different groups to reduce PPH. The panel examined the role of Islamic leaders in the community, as well as high-impact interventions at community level. Presentations included the use of Misoprostol and other high impact MNCH medicines and making sure adequate supply is available as well as interest and buy-in from the community.

Moderator: Nosa Orobaton, Targeted States High Impact Project

Moving beyond challenges to solutions in Sokoto, Nigeria: Islamic community leaders partner to improve access and quality of maternity services
Nosa Orobaton, Targeted States High Impact Project

Securing priority medicines (misoporostol) to save women’s lives in Sokoto, Nigeria
Chuks Okoh, JSI

A Nigerian Islamic relief organization helps to spread community acceptance of misoprostol in Sokoto State, Northern Nigeria: A case study
Alhaji Sanni Umar Jabbi, Nigerian Aid Group of Jama’atul Nasrul Islam Sokoto State

Overcoming cultural, social and commodity security barriers to deliver community-based misoprostol: Promising lessons from Sokoto State, Nigeria
Kamil Shoretire, Targeted States High Impact Project

The use of a standards-based management and recognition approach to assess the quality of pre-service education in MNCH/RH in two states of Northern Nigeria
JA Oyetunji, Targeted States High Impact Project

Filmed in Arusha, Tanzania. Wednesday, 16 January 2013

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