With support from the Christmas Appeal 2015, we aim to reach around 200,000 children under five and 400,000 women of child-bearing age in Nigeria, contributing to a reduction in child mortality and morbidity rates.
Our work has an excellent track record. For instance, we have seen a 60% increase in reported use of mosquito bed nets and preventive medicine in the past five years. We also know that malaria can’t be tackled by mosquito nets alone and so we’ve trained community health workers to provide essential malaria education in the region.
During her recent pregnancy, Ngyuk accessed antenatal care and received malaria prevention drugs. In August, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Geovita.
An integrated approach to health
We take a rounded approach to solving health issues, integrating nutrition, maternal and child health, sexual health and family planning services. This approach enables communities not only to be healthy, but also to thrive and be resilient.
A key part of our health work is also to develop stronger relationships between citizens and government, so the communities with which we work are able to hold the government to account.
We've also helped introduce digital technology such as SMS reminders for clinic visits, as a way of improving uptake of health services.