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Operationalization of the Task-Shifting and Task-Sharing Policy for Essential Health Care Services

Implemented in-service operationalization of the Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) component of Nigeria’s Task-Shifting and Task-Sharing Policy for Essential Health Care Services in three states. Increased access to skilled obstetric and neonatal care by overcoming the severe shortage of skilled maternal and health service providers.

The project supported the domestication and operationalization of the national task-shifting and task-sharing policy for CHEWs and strengthen the capacity of CHEWs to provide quality MNH services, including family planning in PHCs.

Project Date: 2016 - 2019
Funder: MacArthur Foundation
Country: Nigeria

Solar panels and lighting source provided for the delivery rooms in 60 supported PHCs

150 CHEWs trained to offer BEmONC services

30 CHEWs trained to provide LARCs services

What We Did

  • The task-shifting and task-sharing (TSS) policy was domesticated in all three states and operationalization was commenced by ensuring its inclusion in the state’s Ministry of Health annual operational plan and budget
  • The development of standard operating procedures for the policy was developed and ensured in Gombe and Niger states
  • A task team was set up in the states to drive the process of domestication and operationalization of the Task shifting/Task-sharing (TSTS) policy
  • 90 health facilities were supported to implement the TSTS policy

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