In response to the critical state of MNCH, the Government of Nigeria and partners from the NGO, research, health professional and UN communities launched the a National Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Nigeria PMNCH). The Nigeria PMNCH is led by the Nigerian Ministry of Health and works closely with its numerous partners in order to effectively and rapidly scale up MNCH interventions.
The Nigeria PMNCH was launched during the National Conference on Maternal Newborn and Child Health, organized by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja in late March 2007. The Conference provided an opportunity to begin the long needed collaboration between the different MNCH stakeholders in the country. Partners ended the meeting with recommendations on the way forward.
Nigeria benefits from The Partnership Grant, for the acceleration of the reduction of maternal, newborn and child mortality. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this grant supports the rapid scale up of MNCH interventions in three chosen countries.