Lead the fight
for healthy families

Champions for Change is building a movement of champions advocating for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health in Nigeria.
Champions for Change (C4C) saves the lives of women, children, and newborns in Nigeria by building a movement of Champions advocating for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH). We invest in Nigerian advocates and organizations that are championing change and leading the fight for healthy mothers, children, and families.

Nigeria’s National Health Bill: Recent Developments
The lack of health legislation, inadequate and sustainable funding of primary healthcare, and healthcare for the poor, the rural dwellers, and other vulnerable groups have long been identified as core issues inhibiting efficient and high quality health care delivery in Nigeria. To address these gaps health advocates pushed for the enactment of a health law to provide the necessary impetus to regulate and manage the industry in a holistic manner.

In 2004, the National Health Bill was introduced as an executive bill to the national assembly. The Bill was signed by President GoodLuck on December 9, 2014. The passage of this bill is seen as a major victory for women and children in Nigeria.For more information on the bill and its consequences for Nigeria, please download the summary below.

Nigeria’s National Health Bill Summary


C4C in the news

 

one in 13 women die
in pregnancy or
childbirth

Every two minutes, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth. Nigeria has the second highest rate of maternal mortality in the world, and one in eight Nigerian children dies before their fifth birthday. The vast majority of these maternal, newborn, and child deaths are preventable.

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Champion Series II
Advocacy Workshop

 

C4C is holding our Champion Series II Advocacy Workshop
in Lagos, Nigeria May 18-23, 2015
You can find out more about our champions, the workshop, 
and our program here.

Press Release for Champion Series II
2014 Champion Profiles
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