E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 5, 2023

A Ten-Year Retrospective Study Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Weeks Intervention among Pregnant Women in Nigeria

Author(s): Elemuwa CO, Akalonu O, Azodoh V, Elemuwa GU, Oweibia LM, Aideyan DO, Tochukwu Daniel E


The health of mothers and children is crucial for the overall wellbeing of any nation, and Nigeria is no exception. As a response to this universal health concern, the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Weeks intervention was implemented in the country. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of this intervention among pregnant women in Nigeria.

Guided by specific objectives related to maternal and child health, this retrospective study reveals that progress has indeed been made in improving maternal, newborn, and child health in Nigeria, thanks in large part to the implementation of the Maternal and Child Integrated Programme initiatives. Nonetheless, it is evident that further efforts are needed to enhance the intervention's impact, particularly in remote rural areas where access to safe delivery, maternal nutrition, and healthcare services remains a challenge.

To maximize the intervention's benefits, it is recommended that additional resources and targeted interventions be allocated to these underserved regions. By promoting safe delivery practices and improving maternal and child nutrition and healthcare services in remote rural areas, Nigeria can significantly improve the health outcomes of mothers and their babies, ultimately contributing to the overall health of the nation.

Keywords: Maternal, Newborns, Pregnant Women, Intervention and Child Health

Pages: 233-237

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