EU/UNICEF

  1. Support government efforts to ensure health services – as well as nutrition – function more efficiently and reach every single child and mother in Nigeria, while also addressing inequities.
  2. Strengthen routine immunization – with emphasis on polio eradication and the introduction of new vaccines. UNICEF seeks to build demand for polio immunization by directly involving households and communities, with particular focus on the highest-risk areas.
  3. Strengthen the capacity of community health workers and the availability of core commodities as part of an integrated community-based management approach.
  4. Strengthen community engagement and participation in community development and the national decision-making process.
  5. Encourage direct feedback from beneficiaries through the SMS-based U-report.
  6. Mitigate and prevent catastrophic health disasters in conflict and disaster areas by supporting the government in its relief work assistance.
  7. Strategies include scaling up of maternal and neonatal services in high-burden communities and conducting health weeks to provide high-impact interventions, including routine immunizations, care for pregnant women, birth registrations, promotion of handwashing and distribution of mosquito nets.