Program design and implementation
At SCIDaR, we are committed to designing and implementing programs to create long-lasting, meaningful change. Per our culture of excellence, we also value measuring and learning from our programming’s results and effectiveness to apply insights drawn from one project to another to influence our staff, program participants, local stakeholders, and the broader development community and policymakers through our thought leadership.
Northern Nigeria Routine Immunization and PHC Strengthening Program (NNRISP)
Since 2014, SCIDaR with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been providing analytical, programmatic, and thought leadership support to the Primary Health Care Development Agencies (NPHCDA) of six Northern Nigeria states, including Kano state on Routine Immunization systems strengthening. The rollout of interventions across these states commenced with a rigorous diagnostic assessment of the states’ routine immunization system to identify existing gaps that informed the RI strengthening strategies.
Smiles For Mothers
Nigeria has the highest burden of maternal deaths worldwide and more than one in five maternal deaths in Nigeria (22%) is attributable to postpartum haemorrhage (PPH).
Despite the country’s roadmap for accelerated reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality, launched by the Federal Ministry of Health in 2019 which seeks to tackle PPH-related deaths, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic risks exacerbate the number of maternal deaths and further derails Nigeria’s efforts towards contributing to SDG 3.1
Accelerating Nutrition Results In Nigeria (ANRiN)
Since 2017, SCIDaR has helped pregnant women access essential maternity services, promote good nutrition during pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life by promoting breastfeeding, evidence-based complementary feeding practices, engaging parents in community conversations about health and wellness, and sensitizing men to adopt positive communication strategies and make shared household decisions about infant and child feeding with their partners.
Gavi Guinea Bissau LMC Intervention
The Guinea Bissau MP team supported a management partner in Guinea Bissau to support its Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) team. The support centres on building the team’s leadership and management capacity through in-class sessions, one-on-one coaching sessions, and capstone projects. The project started in April 2019 and ended in July 2021.
ACHIEVE (Action To Control HIV Epidemic Via Evidence)
The ACHIEVE project commenced on 1st Oct 2017 with 2 states (FCT, Nasarawa) and has expanded to include Rivers states with the Scope of Work to identification and enrol into ARV care, people living with HIV using a unique private health sector approach, provide the Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV infections, ensure patient retention and quality care, support to PLHIVs who access care via private health facilities, support PHFs to ensure drug adherence and viral suppression of PLHIVs retained in care, and strengthen the health system of private health sector via continuous capacity building of the health workforce.
GAVI Health Strengthening System
Our team currently supports 6 states in Nigeria (Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Taraba and Zamfara) to develop the respective Programme Support Rationale (PSR) and situation analysis cutting across six key themes (Leadership, Management and Coordination, Service delivery, Demand Generation, Data management and disease surveillance, Human resource for health, and Vaccine supply chain and Logistics