Household interviews: Field workers use Android tablets for faster data collection and analysis.
Maternal health cycle: Indepth one-to-one inquiry with women surviving their last pregnancy
Child health cycle: Nutritional assessment through mid-upper arm circumference
SEPA: Involving youth in producing evidence-based documentaries
Community surveillance system: Repeated door-to-door visits with all pregnant women in Giade LGA
Human capital: Developing health workers' skills in epidemiology and planning

Evidence-based planning in Nigeria

Two states, Bauchi and Cross River, are improving their health information and planning systems by focusing on maternal, newborn and child health outcomes rather than service provision as part of our Nigeria social audits.

The project is a collaborative effort between the Government of Nigeria, the International Development Research Centre, Canada, (IDRC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The intention is to deliver better primary health care services and ultimately better health through improving health information and building capacity to use evidence and link it to planning such that resources are allocated to make a difference.


University seminar series

Public lectures across Canada on maternal, newborn and child health. Read More

Equity in maternal health

A short IDRC video that addresses equity in maternal health in Nigeria. Read More

Safe birth in cultural safety

In Nigeria and Mexico, we work to assure safe birth in cultural safety. Visit our Safe Birth website



Maternal health social audit

Intervention gallery

CIET methods documentary