National Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on the Every Newborn Action Plan (26 – 27 September ¦ Lagos, Nigeria)

26 – 27 September ¦ Lagos, Nigeria

A two-day National Stakeholder’s meeting brought together 25 participants representing stakeholders that cut across government at the national and state level, health professional association, development partner and academia to review and analyze the Nigerian Health System bottlenecks.

The meeting aimed to identify challenges that prevent the scale-up of high impact cost effective interventions for newborns and potential innovative feasible solutions that will significantly make a difference in newborn health in Nigeria.

In an interactive sessions using the generic Bottleneck Analysis Tool (BNA), Nigerian Newborn Stakeholders reviewed and analyzed all newborn interventions and the nine critical specific newborn interventions along the seven building blocks of the health system. The meeting identified major bottlenecks and challenges in the areas of leadership and governance; health financing; health workforce; essential medical products and technology; health service delivery; health management information systems and community ownership and participation, making recommendations that will enable Nigeria to scale-up newborn interventions.

The meeting concluded with the following key next steps proposed:

  • Finalise BNA tool
  • Forward final tool to HMH for Approval
  • Submit the final document to Global Working Group
  • Finalise report of the Meeting
  • Present BNA findings at the CTC MNCH
  • Incorporate findings/recommendations into FMOH 2014 operational Plan
  • Share finding of BNA with states and LGA so that they can incorporate recommendations into their 2014 operational plan
  • Reflect recommendations and changes from the BNA in all on-going review processes for policies, guidelines, curricula and protocols for MNCH
  • Reflect recommendations and changes from the BNA in all on-going review processes for policies, guidelines, curricula and protocols for MNCH

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