Access to quality obstetric care is considered essential to reducing maternal and new-born mortality. The authors evaluated the effect of the introduction of a multifaceted voluntary health insurance programme on hospital deliveries in rural Nigeria. Voluntary health insurance combined with quality healthcare services is highly effective in increasing hospital deliveries in rural Nigeria, by improving access to healthcare for insured and uninsured women in the programme area.


  1. Adinma ED, Adinma JB-D, Obionu CC, Asuzu MC. 2011. Effect of government-community healthcare co-financing on maternal and child healthcare in Nigeria. West African Journal of Medicine  30: 35–41.

  2. Adinma ED, Nwakoby BA, Adinma BD. 2009. Integrating maternal health services into a health insurance scheme: effect on healthcare delivery. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine  20: 86–93.

  3. Bhutta ZA, Black RE. 2013. Global maternal, newborn, and child health — so near and yet so far. New England Journal of Medicine  369: 2226–35.


Please Sign in (or Register) to view further.