To deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the North East of Nigeria. The programme will deliver humanitarian assistance in nutrition and food security; protection and Education in Emergencies; multi-sector support including health, water, shelter and livelihoods interventions; as well as enabling a more efficient response to the crisis, including strengthened government planning, budgeting and coordination; and risk management.
Reduced recourse to unsafe abortion and increased use of family planning for women (especially marginalised and young)
To improve maternal and newborn child health in Northern Nigeria through increased skilled birth attendance, antenatal care attendance, immunisation rates, newborns receiving low-cost, live-saving interventions, and pregnant women and children protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This will save the lives of 60,000 children, 42,000 newborns and 2,000 pregnant women in the six programme states; and provide 6.3 million high quality MNCH services to women and children of Northern Nigeria. This contributes toward MDG 4 and 5 by reducing maternal and child mortality; improve health system coordination through health sector planning and financing and improve demand for and access to high quality health services by 2019.”
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
Improved social and economic opportunity for girls
The programme works with government and civil society at federal and state levels to reduce inefficiency and corruption in the use of Nigerian resources and therefore improve delivery of services, including for women, girls and persons with disability. It does this in partnership with other DFID programmes supporting service delivery by helping Nigerian stakeholders improve accountability for use of resources including improving processes for raising revenue, allocating resources, planning and programme implementation.
To scale-up water, sanitation and hygiene coverage in Nigeria by providing 4.68 million new beneficiaries plus continued support to 2.32 million covered under Phase 1, with access to appropriate and safe sanitation facilities, hygiene education activities and a sustainable safe and reliable water supply to reduce exposure to public health risks and disease transmission. This contributes to our Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by helping to sustain and embed improved sanitation, water and hygiene practices. Phase 2 of the Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria Programme (SHAWN) will benefit 7 million people in total, in six northern states in Nigeria by December 2018.
To prevent stunting in children under 5 by providing monthly cash transfers with nutrition education to 110,000 mothers giving them the resources and knowledge to provide their young children with a balanced and healthy diet. The project will benefit a total of 770,000 people over 6 years in Jigawa and Zamfara states by July 2019.
To improve nutrition by providing treatment of malnutrition, including community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), vitamin A supplementation and deworming, and promotion of improved infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. This will benefit 6.2 million children under five across five states (Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe) in northern Nigeria. This will reduce the prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight by at least 4% over the 6 year period. This will contribute towards our MDGs targets by achieving a 43% reduction in childhood mortality (220/1000 live births to 125/1000 live births) in Nigeria.
To increase employment and improve productivity in selected rural and agricultural market systems in northern NigeriaTo increase the incomes of over 500,000 poor people in the north of Nigeria through facilitating change in key market sectors. This will benefit over 250,000 women and over 250,000 men by enabling their net incomes to increase by between 15 and 50% by December 2017