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Participants of UK Aid Match 4 - healthcare for under-fives in Nigeria

UK Aid Match 4 - healthcare for under-fives in Nigeria

Reducing child mortality and morbidity rates in Benue State, Nigeria.

Our Partnership for Improved Child Health (PICH), Christian Aid Nigeria’s flagship UK Aid match funded health project, closed in August 2019.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children in Nigeria do not live until their fifth birthday due to preventable childhood illnesses such as malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and severe acute malnutrition. 

The PICH project provided front-line, life-saving treatment to children under five in remote communities in Benue State Nigeria. 

Since September 2016, Christian Aid Nigeria has been working in four Local Government Areas, Kwande, Konshisha, Obi and Opokwu to reduce child mortality and morbidity rates. 


Our impact

Programme impact to date

Through our local partners Jireh Doo Foundation and Ohonyeta Care Givers, we have: 

  • Trained nearly 1,000 community health volunteers to provide lifesaving treatment in the community.
  • Reached more than 360,000 children with lifesaving support from malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, through Christian Aid trained community health volunteers. 


Picture Power in Nigeria

In March 2018, a group of participants in Benue State, Nigeria, documented the challenges their community faced in accessing healthcare and how Christian Aid's project, funded by UK aid, is improving their daily lives.

Picture Power Nigeria

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Key information




September 2016 to August 2019

Programme value

£2.6 million raised by the 2015 Christian Aid Christmas appeal and match funded by UK aid

Target population

974,833 beneficiaries

Implementing partners

Jirah Doo Foundation, Ohonyeta Caregiver

Consortium partners

United Reformed Church (URC), The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Church Times, Diocese of Guildford, Diocese of Coventry and the Diocese of Liverpool

Funded by

UK aid

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Christian Aid Nigeria has been working in four Local Government Areas in Benue State, Nigeria, to reduce child mortality.
Funded by:

UK aid

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Community members and health volunteers documented the challenges they face and the benefits of the UK Aid Match programme through the medium of photography.
John Jerome is one of the participants taking part in the Picture Power project in Nigeria
Christian Aid has been working in Nigeria since 2003 for a just, equitable and peaceful Nigerian society, where poverty has been eradicated.
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Our health work includes nutrition, malaria, HIV, and maternal and child health. We aim to secure people's rights to services essential for healthy lives.
A community health nurse uses a stethoscope to examine a young woman.
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