Project Example

Assessing Current Practices and Behavioral Determinants of Health Outcomes among Women in Northwestern Nigeria

These infographics draw on data and a programmatic research brief from the first phase of a Breakthrough RESEARCH behavioral sentinel surveillance (BSS) survey that has been completed in northwestern Nigeria.

The BSS rigorously assessed current practices and behavioral determinants of health outcomes over the lifespan of the Breakthrough ACTION integrated social and behavior change (SBC) project in Nigeria. Each of the sets of Breakthrough RESEARCH infographics map out three important factors for each of the following topics:

  • Improving women’s attendance of four or more antenatal visits during pregnancy
  • Increasing modern contraceptive use
  • Improving care seeking from a formal medical provider for children with fever

Each infographic focuses on data from one of three states in northwestern Nigeria, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara, and are available in English and Hausa.

For more information contact Kathryn Spielman,

Source: Breakthrough RESEARCH/Population Council

Date of Publication: June 18, 2021