The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), through its National Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (NEMCHIC), has concluded capacity building workshop for Program Managers (PMs) and Zonal Technical Officers (ZTOs) of State Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (SEMCHIC) in Nigeria.

The UNFPA-supported workshop was aimed at strengthening the technical skills of the state PMs and ZTOs on NEMCHIC’s high impact interventions that are tailored towards addressing the underlying causes of high maternal and child mortality and morbidity in the country.

This capacity-building series was attended by PMs and ZTOs from fifteen states, including Osun, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Cross river, Kaduna, Plateau, Ekiti, Anambra, FCT, Bayelsa, Kebbi, Katsina, Gombe, Taraba, Bauchi.

Key areas of skill acquisition in the workshop include; demand generation and community engagement strategies for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health plus nutrition (RMNCAH+N), techniques for implementing optimized maternal, newborn and child health week, setting up and operationalization of maternal, newborn and child emergency transport scheme, methods for institutionalizing health data quality assurance,  service quality utilization, and access tracking system.