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Awakening the Sleeping Giant: How Nigeria is investing in Results for Women's and Children’s Health


The Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) operates in Adamawa, Nasarawa and Ondo states, using performance-based financing (PBF) to provide contracted facilities with financial incentives to increase the delivery and utilization of high impact reproductive, maternal and child and disease-control health services. NSHIP has a specific focus on the poor and aims to improve the quality of care they receive, particularly in publicly financed health facilities. The project intervenes at the state and local government and facility levels of Nigeria’s decentralized health system. Services are purchased from public and private providers, including private for-profit, and faith based facilities.


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A light lunch will be served.


Dr. Nnenna Ihebuzor, Director - Primary Healthcare Systems Development, National Primary Health Care Development Agency

Dr. Nnenna Ihebuzor is the Director, Primary Health Care Systems Development with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) of Nigeria. She leads the development of policy and guidance to Nigerian States and Local Government Areas in the equitable implementation and delivery of basic health care with a health system focus on human resources for health, primary health care financing, including a World Bank funded PBF project in three states. She also oversees the coordination mechanisms for life-saving commodities.

Dr. Janet Angbazo, Chairperson, Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency

Dr. Janet Angbazo has extensive experience in clinical medicine and health policy. She currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, where she managed the integration of the state’s PHC service delivery systems and increased accountability and program coordination. Dr. Angbazo has an MD from the Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria and a MPH with focus on Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in the United States.

Dr. Ayodeji (Wole) Odutolu, Senior Health Specialist, Task Team Leader - Nigeria State Health Investment Project, World Bank

Dr. Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu (Wole), a Senior Health Specialist, has over 20 years’ experience in government and international organizations. He leads innovative health care delivery projects targeting primary health care in Nigeria with a focus on promoting accountability, reducing social inequality and improving health outcomes for children and pregnant women in marginalized and underserved communities and regions of West Africa. Wole holds an MD from the Obafami Awolowo University and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.

György Bèla Fritsche, Senior Health Specialist, World Bank

György Bèla Fritsche is a medical doctor specializing in tropical medicine. He has lived and worked as a practitioner, public health manager, and advisor in Zambia, Senegal, Afghanistan, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda and Washington for over 20 years. He was closely involved in designing, implementing, and scaling up PBF programs in countries including Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Djibouti, Lesotho, the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has a postgraduate degree in health policy, planning, and financing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Trina Haque, Practice Manager, Africa West and Central World Bank, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice

Trina Haque is responsible for the World Bank's support for country-led policies, strategies, operations, and partnerships for Health, Nutrition and Population, with a focus on Universal Health Coverage and emphasizing results- and performance-based approaches to improve reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health outcomes, as well as demographics, nutrition, and health system strengthening. She previously worked across social protection and health as Lead Economist in East and Southern Africa, Middle East and North Africa; and as Country Operations Advisor for Central America. Trina holds an M.Phil, Economics, from University of Cambridge.


Awakening the Sleeping Giant –How Nigeria is Investing in Women and Children’s Health
Awakening the Sleeping Giant –How Nigeria is Investing in Women and Children’s Health