Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Nigeria 2010 and 2012 commitments

Date of commitment: 
September 2010
Millennium Development Goal: 


In 2010 Nigeria endorsed the Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, and affirmed that the initiative was in full alignment to existing country-led efforts through the National Health Plan and strategies targeted for implementation for the period 2010 – 2015, with a focus on the MDGs in the first instance and the national Vision 20 – 2020. In this regard, Nigeria is committed to fully funding its health program at $31.63 per capita through increasing budgetary allocation to as much as 15% from an average of 5% by the Federal, States and Local Government Areas by 2015. This will include financing from the proposed 2% of the Consolidated Federal Revenue Capital to be provided in the National Health Bill targeted at pro-poor women’s and children’s health services. Nigeria will work towards the integration of services for maternal, newborn and child Health, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as well as strengthening Health Management Information Systems. To reinforce the 2488 Midwives recently deployed to local health facilities nationwide, Nigeria will introduce a policy to increase the number of core services providers including Community Health Extension Workers and midwives, with a focus on deploying more skilled health staff in rural areas.
At the 2012 London Family Planning Summit Nigeria committed to achieving the goal of a contraceptive prevalence rate of 36% by 2018. This will enhance maternal and child survival, thereby contributing to the government of Nigeria’s initiative to save one million lives by 2015. In addition to Nigeria’s current annual commitment of US $3 million for the procurement of reproductive health commodities, Nigeria committed to provide an additional US $8.35 million annually over the next four years. This increases Nigeria’s total commitment for the next four years from US $12 million to US $45.4 million, an increase of almost 300%. The federal government will work with the state and local governments to secure complementary budgets for family plan


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It is not clear how these commitments relate to other commitments to child and maternal health.