SOKOTO Full Gender Desk ReviewDesk review on gender and social inclusion issues affecting the USAID Integrated Health Program in Sokoto State, Nigeria – USAID IHP Task Order 05

Authors: Taroub Harb Faramand, Allison Annette Foster, Kelly Dale, Kathryn Roberts, Megan Ivankovich, Aisha Ahmed, and Maddison Leigh Hall

Sokoto State, in the north west of Nigeria, has high poverty levels, weak infrastructure and governance, and low education rates, as well as conflict and instability. These factors, among others, contribute to Sokoto State’s poor performance in both health and development indices. With high poverty and limited economic opportunities, several vulnerable groups in Sokoto are particularly affected by poor RMNCH +NM. This desk review identifies gender and social inclusion issues affecting health service quality, health programming, and health systems strengthening (HSS) outcomes, as well as factors that impede sustainable capacity of systems to achieve increasingly positive RMNCH +NM outcomes.


Faramand, T.H., Foster, A.A., Dale, K., Roberts, K., Ivankovich, M., Ahmed, A., & Hall, M.L. (2020). Desk review on gender and social inclusion issues affecting the USAID Integrated Health Program in Sokoto State, Nigeria. Palladium International, LLC and WI-HER, LLC.SOKOTO Full Gender Desk Review