Scaling Up Project - Maternal and Child Health 

This project is fully covered by the Rotary Area of Focus, Maternal and Child Health. The overall goal of this project is for the state government health system to take over this Rotary model to reduce maternal and newborn health. 

Goals: 

Scaling up/Replication of the pilot project MG #(2005-2010) in the new states FCT Abuja and Ondo, Nigeria.
Reduction of maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity through implementation of quality assurance in obstetrics in twenty selected rural hospitals in the state of Kano, Kaduna, FCT Abuju and Ondo. 
Measures: 

Intensification and upgrading of quality assurance in obstetrics in the selected hospitals in Kano State and in Kaduna State, as well as scaling up of the model in five rural hospitals in FCT Abuja and five hosptials in Ondo State, including the provision of necessary equipment and infastructure. I
Statistical data collection in all selected hospital - documented in semiannual hospital reports.
Conducting meetings for results analysis ("Review Meetings") for the exchange of experiences and know-how among the doctors and midwives involved, benchmarking and elimination of deficits.
Informing the population about sexual and reproducative health and rights through village gatherings ("Community Dialogues") with distributions of birth kits and mosquito net for traditional birth attendants.

Target Group:

Approx. 64,000 pregnant and childbearing women, who seek care in twenty hospitals in the states of Kano, Kaduna, FCT Abuja and Ondo during the project term.  Indirect target group is a population of five million 

Key Data

Club/District Partner(s): District 9125, RC Samaru (Nigeria) , RC Bottrop-Writtringen (Germany), RC Bielefeld- Sued (Germany)
Partner organizations:  German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); also involved through in kind donations: ICA Foundation (Bayer Healthcare), BASF
Project location: Sate of Kano, Kaduna FCT Abuja and Ondo, Nigeria
Budget: $680,000.00

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