The Smiles for Mothers (SfM) consortium, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FmoH), conducted a dissemination event on Thursday, February 16, 2023, with the theme “National Scale-up Event to Disseminate Integrated PPH Response Best Practices from Kano, Lagos and Niger States, Nigeria”. The event was aimed at sharing the efforts made by the FMoH and Smiles for Mothers to reduce postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) related deaths, disseminate lessons from the Smiles for Mothers program implementation in Kano, Lagos, and Niger and facilitate scale-up of interventions to other states in Nigeria.
The National scale up event was attended by 140 participants: 7 representatives from the FMoH, 31 Reproductive Health and Safe Motherhood Coordinators across the states, 6 representatives from the program states’ Ministries of Health, one representative each from MSD for Mothers, USAID and BMGF, one representative each from SOGON, WHO, IHP, IDA Foundation, Ricom3 JHPIEGO, Mamaye, Sydani Group and PSN, 2 from Life Bank, 3 from TA connect, 8 from Nigeria Health Watch and 27 from Smiles for Mothers consortium. 44 participants joined the event virtually including representatives from WHO, EU, Ferring, UNFPA, CHAI, ICRC, NOI Polls, E-health Nigeria, Rabin Martin, NAFDAC, Babcock, and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
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