These Breakthrough RESEARCH infographics map out three important factors for improving women’s attendance of four or more antenatal visits during pregnancy (ANC 4+). If these factors are addressed, they may further improve ANC4+ rates. Each infographic focuses on data from one of three states in Northern Nigeria, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara, and are available in English and Hausa.

The infographics draw on data and a programmatic research brief from the first phase of a Breakthrough RESEARCH behavioral sentinel surveillance (BSS) survey that has been completed in northwestern Nigeria. The BSS rigorously assessed current practices and behavioral determinants of health outcomes over the lifespan of the Breakthrough ACTION integrated SBC project in Nigeria.

The Breakthrough RESEARCH project is conducting mixed methods research to inform the delivery of social and behavior change (SBC) programming among mothers within the first 1,000-day window of opportunity, including integrated interventions to promote malaria prevention and treatment behaviors, antenatal care attendance, delivery with a skilled attendant, early and exclusive breastfeeding, child immunization, timely care-seeking for common childhood illnesses, and postpartum contraceptive use.

Additional results from the baseline survey in Northern Nigeria are also available here through a series of health topic-focused briefs, slide decks, and webinars.

Increasing Use of Antenatal Care Services among Women in Kebbi State [EnglishHausa, PDF]

Increasing Use of Antenatal Care Services among Women in Sokoto State [EnglishHausa, PDF]

Increasing Use of Antenatal Care Services among Women in Zamfara State [EnglishHausa, PDF]

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