The Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP) is a six-year, $89,953,015 project which supported the integration of primary healthcare services to deliver maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) interventions and strengthen the health systems in Bauchi and Sokoto States. TSHIP supported USAID/Nigeria’s former Strategic Objective 13 (now Development Objective 4): Increased use of social sector services. TSHIP’s principle objective was to foster the use of high-impact interventions in the two focus states. TSHIP is an integrated package of health service improvement interventions, which helps state and local governments improve primary healthcare services by filling in capacity gaps, building on institutional strengths, and improving households’ ability to protect and promote their own health.
The purpose of the end-of-project performance evaluation was to determine if TSHIP had attained its development objectives; assess the strengths and weaknesses of TSHIP’s implementation strategy; and determine best practices and lessons learned over the life of the project. The evaluation findings will be used to inform the design and implementation of future United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported maternal, newborn, and child health/reproductive health/family planning (MNCH/RH/FP) activities.