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

News, blogs and stories

28 August 2019

How an alternative reward system can be more effective than cash to support volunteers in development projects

14 June 2019

The volunteer, the entrepeneur, the survivor, the midwife, the pastor, the reformed

04 April 2019

An update on our programme to give life-saving support to 200,000 children in Nigeria

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

Reports and resources

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

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