Our Approach

Strategic 

  • Deliberately cultivate the culture of ‘Not Business as Usual’ to innovate and build long term solutions to health system challenges, driven by dynamic Nigerian-led teams who are using Nigerian insights to provide international standard solutions to health challenges.
  • Build partnerships between different tiers of government (Federal, state and local government), between government and partners and among partners.
  • Advocate with leadership at all levels using one-to-one communication, documentaries and the media.
  • Promote accountability for service delivery at all levels.

Technical 

Keeping the programme’s focus on clients, the PATHS2 Concentric Model remains the core of our proposed conceptual framework for the next two years (see figure below). The Concentric Model’s holistic approach to health systems strengthening, MNCH service delivery improvement, and community engagement and empowerment will be continued and expanded to include the private sector and leave behind findings from operations research that proves what activities are effective in reaching targets.

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PATHS2 will intensify current and new interventions in our existing clusters by integrating more fully, private sector providers in Lagos and Enugu States within the continuum of services and financing, for Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNCH). In Lagos and Enugu, we will implement a Public Private Partnership (PPP) pilot model approach in eight selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) that has the following characteristics:

  • Takes into account the differences between urban and rural LGAs and develops innovative approaches for engaging both realities
  • Expands coverage to formal private health facilities within urban LGAs to improve health care access to women and children irrespective of where they choose to seek care
  • Incorporates and strengthens informal private providers, such as Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) and Patent Medicine Vendors (PMVs) in both urban and rural LGAs
  • Improves quality of care in public and private facilities (including non-formal private sector) through instituting/strengthening mechanisms to monitor clinical practice and ensure patient safety