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SPEED Project

SPEED Project

Improving Nigeria’s Capacity to Use Data on Registered Stillbirths for Decision-making & Planning (SPEED Project)

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health (D4H) Initiatives Global Grants Program has sub-awarded the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria – International Research Centre for Excellence (IHVN-IRCE), to implement the SPEED Project; a 15-month project aimed at using Nigeria’s stillbirths’ data to influence decision-making.

The project objectives are:

  • To publish a stillbirths Data Analytics and Visualization Tool (DAVT) on the FMoH website, showing stillbirth trends in Nigeria, and other indicators useful for policymaking. This output aims to amplify stillbirth incidences in Nigeria as a public concern and make stillbirth data visible and accessible to decision-makers in Nigeria.
  • To develop and disseminate a comprehensive data report on stillbirths, using findings from the analysis of FMoH DHIS 2 (District Health Information Software) stillbirths’ data, and a health economic assessment.
  • To advocate for the formulation /adoption/implementation/systems of relevant policies/regulatory frameworks/legislations/systems or process changes that affect stillbirths’ incidences in Nigeria.

The project runs from 1st September 2023 to 31st December 2024 and project key stakeholders include, the National Assembly (Chairman, Senate Committee on Health/Primary Health Care & Disease Control), Federal Ministry of Health, and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, National Primary Health Care Development Centre (NPHCDA),service delivery facilities, project-affected persons, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations and the media.

Principal Investigator: Oghome Emembo, IHVN/IRCE