Nigeria still accounts for a disproportionate share of the world's burden of child and maternal morbidity and mortality.
It is estimated that approximately one million women and children die every year in Nigeria from largely preventable causes.
Diseases such as malaria, childhood pneunomia, diarrheal diseases and malnutrition account for most ot the childhood deaths.
The"Save One Million Live" Initiative (SOML)was launched as a public-private coalition representing a shift from a focus on inputs and processes to one additionally focused on health outcomes and results by tracking lives saved.
One million lives can be saved through equitably increasing access to, and utilization of, quality cost-effective basic health services and commodities. Six key interventions have been identified.
We believe that lives saved, represents the new currency for health sector performance. A tool has been developed that counts and tracks the number of lives saved from an intervention based on the baseline, coverage rate as well as the protective efficacies of the interventions.
PHN will mobilize the organized private sector to harness its collective capabilities and assets to contribute to the saving one million lives movement, by implementing innovative primary healthcare interventions with its members and working groups.