Shaping Health Policies Agenda Relating to Maternal and Infant Health in Nigeria

Name: Osamudiamen Favour Omosumwen

Supervisors: Prof. Deborah Loxton, Dr. Catherine Chojenta

The Nigerian government has identified maternal and infant health as a problem. Despite policies implementation and intervention by the Nigerian government, outcomes remains poor. It is imperative to understand why outcomes are still poor in the face of multiple policy initiatives and comprehensive research evidence available. Why, then do pregnant, postpartum and infant continue to die? The aim of this research is to explore the use of research evidence by policies makers relating maternal and infant health, explore barriers to implementing policies and strategies needed to reduce mortality and improve health outcomes in Nigeria.