Nigeria Evidence-based Health System Initiative (NEHSI) : Implementation

The Nigeria Evidence-based Health System Initiative (NEHSI) is a collaborative effort on the part of IDRC, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Government of Nigeria. NEHSI was initiated in 2004 in response to the country's commitment to health sector reform. Its goal is to strengthen the healthcare system so that it can deliver effective, efficient and equitable primary health care in two states: Bauchi and Cross River.

This goal will be achieved by strengthening health monitoring and demographic surveillance systems; stimulating a demand for improved services by strengthening community participation in health information collection; using the evidence generated to plan, budget and deliver services; and promoting local understanding and ownership of the Initiative. It is expected that the project will result in clear, scientifically defensible best practices to take into additional states.

Project ID

104613

Project status

Active

Start Date

Friday, July 25, 2008

End Date

Monday, December 1, 2014

Duration

72 months

IDRC Officer

Mhatre, Sharmila

Total funding

CA$ 17,397,789

Countries

Nigeria, South of Sahara, United States, Canada, Sweden, South Africa

Program

Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Martin Meremikwu

Project Leader

Iwara Arikpo

Institution

University of Calabar

Institution Country

Nigeria

Project Leader

Bruce MacLeod

Institution

University of Southern Maine acting for the University of Maine System

Institution Country

United States

Institution Website

http://www.usm.maine.edu

Project Leader

Mrs Ansa Ogu

Project Leader

Mrs Ansa Ogu

Institution

Nigeria. Federal Ministry of Health

Institution Country

Nigeria

Project Leader

Iwara Arikpo

Project Leader

Martin Mememikwu

Institution

Recipient(s) to be Determined -- Holding Tank

Institution Country

Canada

Project Leader

Martha Garrett

Institution

CERTIOREM Ekonomisk förening

Institution Country

Sweden

Institution Website

http://www.inform-network.org

Project Leader

Neil Andersson

Project Leader

Neil Andersson

Project Leader

Dr. Neil Andersson

Institution

CIET Trust

Institution Country

South Africa

Institution Website

http://www.ciet.org