PAN Projects

Scale up of Capacity for Neonatal Resuscitation in Nigeria

Overall Objectives of the project

  • To increase the number of health care providers with skills in neonatal resuscitation throughout all the wards of the 774 local government areas of Nigeria. 

  • Promote and sustain equity, efficiency, accessibility, and quality in neonatal health care provision.

  • Identify the areas of neonatal health care that need immediate intervention.

  • Support the sustainability of capacity building in neonatal resuscitation through certification and re-certification of health care providers who care for neonates.

  • Mobilise resources for neonatal care in Nigeria.

  • Develop collaborative network of health workers that care for neonates.
  • Develop comprehensive NICU in all states of the federation. 
  • Sensitise policy makers and health managers on neonatal care.
  • Facilitate the generation of data on neonatal care in the country and thus generate data for the NHIMS on neonatal care.
  • Facilitate universal access to minimum health package for mothers and their babies.
  • Generate trust and confidence in neonatal health care among the public.
  • Develop a strategy to sustain the programme.
  • Establish a disengagement strategy for PAN that ensures sustainability of the project.
  • Harness available resources for optimal neonatal care and thus contribute to the overall health system of Nigeria.