Grantee Profile

Community Health and Research Initiative

Grants to Community Health and Research Initiative

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    KANO, NIGERIA — Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) was incorporated in 2003 to promote sexual and reproductive health and child survival in Nigeria through research, policy analysis, capacity building, advocacy and social mobilization.This project represents one component of a package of seven grants that together address multiple approaches to improving government accountability on maternal health in Nigeria. The combination of these funding recommendations (plus two ongoing projects) is expected to strengthen budget commitments, increase political will of executive and legislative arms of governments, ensure greater transparency and efficiency in the use of resources, improve hospital-based quality of care, increased community level engagement, promote legal approaches, and engage investigative journalism. This specific grant to CHR falls primarily in the category of ensuring transparency and efficiency of human and financial resources, increasing political commitment of executive branch of government and improving hospital-based quality of care.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    KANO, NIGERIA — To support advocacy and budget tracking for improved maternal health services, with a view to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity in Kano, Bauchi and Sokoto states (over three years).

  • $175,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    KANO, NIGERIA — To work with 10 local governments and the Kano state government to reposition the commitment to address maternal mortality and morbidity through improved budgetary allocation and service delivery (over thirty two months).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Community Health and Research Initiative $875,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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