Child spacing


Exploring kunika
(short birth interval)

CIET’s three-year project Synergies in video-edutainment: Child spacing and regional training for rollout in Bauchi state, from 2017-2020, takes place in Bauchi State, Nigeria. The project seeks to understand local knowledge and views about short birth interval (kunika in the Hausa language), to inform development of a culturally appropriate module about kunika to include in the home visits programme. 

This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa initiative – a partnership of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Docudramas used in the module about kunika