The example of Nigeria's project on Reducing the indirect causes of maternal morbidity & mortality

Approximately 58,000 women died during or around childbirth in Nigeria in 2015[1] and the proportion of maternal deaths due to indirect causes – such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and anemia - is increasing in the country. This webinar shared how the project ‘Reducing the Indirect Causes of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality’ (RICOM3) - is testing a quality of care model to reduce the indirect causes of maternal mortality and morbidity in Lagos and the Federal Capital territory, Nigeria.

This webinar presented how RICOM3 leveraged the existing platforms to mitigate service disruption during the COVID19 outbreak with a focus on relaying critical information to women about COVID19 risks during pregnancy, debunk misinformation, and training health workers. The speakers also explained how RICOM3 supported remote learning and coaching to improve the quality of care and reduce maternal mortality.

Part of a series on Lessons from improving quality of care during COVID19, organized by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, in collaboration with WHO.

[1] World Health Organization, Maternal health in Nigeria: generating information for action.

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    Dr. Ugo Okoli Deputy Country Director for Jhpiego Nigeria and Project Director for RICOM3 Project Dr. Kendra Njoku Healthcare Quality Lead/Head of Programs for mDoc