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Women’s experience of facility-based childbirth care in Nigeria

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IDEAS webinar series in collaboration with the MARCH Centre and the Centre for Evaluation  

The IDEAS Phase 2 project focusses on understanding what works, why and how to improve the health and survival of mothers, newborns and children. This four-part webinar series will provide an overview of four areas of IDEAS-led research.   

  • Part 1: Use of data for decision-making 
    • The first webinar will cover research conducted to support the use of data for decision-making through the implementation of the Data-Informed Platform for Health in Ethiopia.   
  • Part 3: Experience of care 
    • The third webinar will focus on findings from a recent study that aimed to use novel data collection methods to understand women’s experience of facility-based childbirth care in Nigeria.   
  • Part 4: Effective coverage measurement
    • The final webinar will present findings from research into effective coverage measurement for maternal and newborn health, as part of a long-standing engagement in Gombe State, Nigeria.

Part 3: Experience of care 

The WHO guidelines on positive pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care all emphasise the need to eliminate mistreatment and to promote respectful maternity care in health facilities.  But timely data on women’s experience of care is scarce and rarely available to health facility staff and managers. In Gombe State, Nigeria, we conducted participatory action research to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of provider-led telephone calls with recently delivered women to follow-up on the care women experienced while at the facility. 

Dr Nasir Umar


Dr Nasir Umar, LSHTM  

Nasir worked as the Nigeria Country Coordinator for the IDEAS project. His research focuses on the quality of maternal and newborn health care with a particular focus on women’s preferences for and experiences of facility-based care. He has been leading the Listening to Mothers research projects in Gombe State, Nigeria, exploring the validity, feasibility and acceptability of using telephone calls to capture women’s experiences of facility childbirth care. 

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