Evidence-based planning
in Nigeria

Two states, Bauchi and Cross River, are improving their health information and planning systems by focusing on maternal, newborn and child health outcomes rather than service provision as part of our Nigeria social audits.

The project is a collaborative effort between the Government of Nigeria, the International Development Research Centre, Canada, (IDRC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The intention is to deliver better primary health care services and ultimately better health through improving health information and building capacity to use evidence and link it to planning such that resources are allocated to make a difference.


A short IDRC video that addresses equity in maternal health in Nigeria.

seminar series

Umaira-lecture-series (1)

Public lectures across Canada on
maternal, newborn and child health.