The Rotarian Action Group for Population and Sustainable Development (RFPD) commits to offer the methodology and findings of its pilot project to reduce maternal and newborn mortality, implemented between 2005 and 2010
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  • Topic: Health and population
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Date of completion: 2010
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  • Keywords: Financing Mechanism; Youth and Women; Health and Population; Worldwide Network
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Description/achievement of initiative

The Rotarian Action Group for Population and Sustainable Development (RFPD) commits to offer the methodology and findings of its pilot project to reduce maternal and newborn mortality, implemented between 2005 and 2010, to Rotary's worldwide network of clubs. By implementing this comprehensive approach including quality assurance in obstetrics in 10 selected general hospitals in the states of Kano and Kaduna, Nigeria, RFPD reduced the average maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 60%, from 1,790/100,000 to 710/100,000, within two years. Together with Rotary Clubs and supported by The Rotary Foundation, RFPD is preparing the scaling up of the 'Kano and Kaduna model' in other states of Nigeria and the German government has offered to co-fund this scaling up with 1 million Euros. RFPD offers advice to all Rotary Clubs worldwide on how to adapt, implement and scale up this successful approach to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in other developing regions/countries and provides a comprehensive set of indicators for an adequate and effective monitoring and measuring of progress. Interested stakeholders are invited to join RFPD's efforts. This comprehensive approach leads to improvements of health systems in developing countries, saves lives of mothers and their newborns and strengthens families and communities. The methodology and results are published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics and will be published in detail on:


Maternal Health Webpage.

Implementation methodologies

By implementing this comprehensive approach including quality assurance in obstetrics in 10 selected general hospitals in the states of Kano and Kaduna, Nigeria, RFPD reduced the average maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 60%, from 1,790/100,000 to 710/100,000, within two years. RFPD also works with Rotary Clubs and supported by The Rotary Foundation.

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Rotary Clubs; he Rotary Foundation; Open to additional partners
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The Rotarian Action Group for Population and Sustainable Development (RFPD) commits to offer the methodology and findings of its pilot project to reduce maternal and newborn mortality, implemented between 2005 and 2010, to Rotary's worldwide network of clubs. 2010
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Financing (in USD) $1,200,000

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