Community Health and Research Initiative (CHRI)
Community Health and Research Initiative (CHRI) was established as a response to the rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates and under five mortality rates in Nigeria as well as the gap in research and advocacy that will address problems to improve the MNCH indicators.
Community Health and Research Initiative (CHRI), formerly called Centre for Public Health and Research is established in November 2000 with headquarters based in Kano State, Nigeria.
CHR works with stakeholders to stimulate a collective response in Northern Nigeria towards addressing the need for improved quality health care services for women and children. The organization does this through advocacy efforts, ensuring accountability, mobilization, training, research and information sharing that influence evidenced-based policies and program.
Role in the Project
CHR is the Routine Immunization Lead in the PACFaH project in Nigeria. CHR implements the Routine Immunization (R.I) advocacy component of the project at national and state levels.
CHR advocates for increased political commitment by the Nigerian Government to meet its R.I Obligations (Including resource requirements, and strong program Implementation) at National level and in 3 states. The organization also monitors R.I implementation challenges at the state and federal levels in Nigeria.
CHR produces the online health newspaper health reporters; http://healthreporters.info/
For more information on CHRI please visit:www.chrnigeria.org