To ensure gender is reflected in the cMPDSR process, especially the social autopsy sessions, cMPDSR stakeholders in Kaduna were trained on gender and facilitation skills. This was aided by a gender-lensed c-MPDSR social autopsy facilitation tool. Participants were trained on how to identify gender and social inclusion gaps issues that might be among the root causes of maternal and perinatal deaths, and develop actions to address them in subsequent social autopsy meetings.
Non-representation of persons living with disability and inadequate participation of men and non- indigenous residents in the social autopsy meetings were also identified as apparent gaps that need to be addressed going forward to make the practice more inclusive. As next steps, the stakeholders will extend invitations to representatives of persons living with disabilities and non- indigenous residents as well as adjust meeting times to encourage men participation in the meetings.