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Maternal and child health interventions in Nigeria: a systematic review of published studies from 1990 to 2014

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Title
Maternal and child health interventions in Nigeria: a systematic review of published studies from 1990 to 2014
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BMC Public Health, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1688-3
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Musa Abubakar Kana, Henry Victor Doctor, Bárbara Peleteiro, Nuno Lunet, Henrique Barros

Abstract

Poor maternal and child health indicators have been reported in Nigeria since the 1990s. Many interventions have been instituted to reverse the trend and ensure that Nigeria is on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. This systematic review aims at describing and indirectly measuring the effect of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) interventions implemented in Nigeria from 1990 to 2014. PubMed and ISI Web of Knowledge were searched from 1990 to April 2014 whereas POPLINE® was searched until 16 February 2015 to identify reports of interventions targeting Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Nigeria. Narrative and graphical synthesis was done by integrating the results of extracted studies with trends of maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and under five mortality (U5MR) derived from a joint point regression analysis using Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey data (1990-2013). This was supplemented by document analysis of policies, guidelines and strategies of the Federal Ministry of Health developed for Nigeria during the same period. We identified 66 eligible studies from 2,662 studies. Three interventions were deployed nationwide and the remainder at the regional level. Multiple study designs were employed in the enrolled studies: pre- and post-intervention or quasi-experimental (n = 40; 61%); clinical trials (n = 6;9%); cohort study or longitudinal evaluation (n = 3;5%); process/output/outcome evaluation (n = 17;26%). The national MMR shows a consistent reduction (Annual Percentage Change (APC) = -3.10%, 95% CI: -5.20 to -1.00 %) with marked decrease in the slope observed in the period with a cluster of published studies (2004-2014). Fifteen intervention studies specifically targeting under-five children were published during the 24 years of observation. A statistically insignificant downward trend in the U5MR was observed (APC = -1.25%, 95% CI: -4.70 to 2.40%) coinciding with publication of most of the studies and development of MNCH policies. The development of MNCH policies, implementation and publication of interventions corresponds with the downward trend of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria. This systematic review has also shown that more MNCH intervention research and publications of findings is required to generate local and relevant evidence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 337 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 87 25%
Researcher 53 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 12%
Student > Postgraduate 39 11%
Student > Bachelor 15 4%
Other 55 16%
Unknown 51 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 128 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 59 17%
Social Sciences 37 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 10 3%
Other 36 11%
Unknown 60 18%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2018.
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