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HeforShe: Enlisting Men in the Family Planning Discourse

In 2018, on a work assignment to a rural community in Kebbi State, our team interviewed a woman who had given birth to 24 children. Her elderly husband had prevented her from going to a local clinic to get advice about family planning. He did not believe in it and was open to having more […]

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Press Release

NGOs Congratulate the Buhari Administration for the Federal Ministry of Health’s unquestionable Commitment to Saving Women’s Lives

RECENT FP COMMITMENTS OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH The National Family Planning Blueprint 2021-2025 has been launched in October 2020The Federal Government of Nigeria committed to FP2030 The Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Marie Stopes Nigeria, called on Traditional Leaders to increase demand for FP in a meeting on 29th November 2021 The […]

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Nigeria commits to allocating a minimum of 1% of the National and State Health annual budgets to increase financing for family planning by 2030 at global event to mark the next decade of the FP2030 partnership

Leaders from across the reproductive health space including Melinda French Gates and UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem gathered at the global event LAUNCHING FP2030: Moving Forward Together to Transform the Future introducing the transformed FP2030 partnership and its new leadership alongside the first FP2030 commitments from national governments and donors. The inclusive and wide-reaching new […]

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Family Planning in a New Lagos: The Gains of Collaborating for Greater Impact

By Alex Ehieme and Patience Adejo (Lead Writers) The Nigeria Family Planning Blueprint (2020–2024) has a set objective of achieving a modern contraceptive prevalence rate of 27 per cent for women by 2024. In reality, according to the ‘2020 Statistical Report on Women and Men in Nigeria’ released in August by the National Bureau of […]

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Family Planning 2030: CSOs as Advocates for Achieving Nigeria’s FP2030 Targets

By Stephen Enoch (Lead Writer) Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has an estimated population of about 200 million people, making it the seventh most populous country in the world. According to the World Population Review, the country’s population is projected to hit 400 million by 2050. The major contributors to Nigeria’s population growth are high […]

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#FundFPNaija: Domestic Funding for Family Planning Needs Urgent Prioritisation

Nigeria is currently the seventh most populous nation in the world. With an annual growth rate of 2.6%, Nigeria is projected to become the third most populous nation in the world by 2050, with a projected population of over 400 million. The country will not be able to meet the needs of its rapidly growing […]

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As UK withdraws from funding FP, Medical Women asks Nigerian government to take responsibility

The National President of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria under the Partnership for Advocacy in child and family health At Scale, Dr Minnie Oseji, has lamented the decision of United Kingdom Government to withdraw the annual £3 million into the basket fund for FP commodities of Nigeria. Dr Oseji, in a statement issued to […]

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We must bridge the funding gap for family planning in Nigeria’s 2021 budget

By Aloysius Ugwu and Gabriel Oke (Lead Writers) Jack Lew, former United States Secretary of the Treasury described a budget as ‘’not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations’’. Unfortunately, Nigeria’s health budget has poorly reflected the values and aspirations of its citizens. Healthcare financing in Nigeria has so far […]

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Kaduna State pioneers procurement process for family planning commodities

Kaduna state has gotten a waiver to procure Family Planning (FP) commodities as the state’s demand for FP commodities increases. This makes Kaduna the first and only state with permission to directly procure family planning commodities in Nigeria. The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Board (KPHCB), Hamza Abubakar, made this known during the Kaduna […]

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The NURHI Project: 10 Years of Impact in Nigeria’s Family Planning Space

By Kenneth Ibe & Olubunmi Oyebanji (Lead Writers) The availability of family planning services, enables girls and women to make informed choices about birth spacing and their desired family size. It also contributes to improved sexual and reproductive health and the wellbeing of children, women, and families. Many sexually active women are still not empowered […]

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SRHR Thought Leadership

Reshaping Nigeria’s Family Planning Narrative to meet FP2020 Goals

Young people in Nigeria know more than we think they do about reproductive health. Take for instance, some teens who shared during a focus group discussion in Abuja how they obtained varying levels of information about sex and contraceptives from their peers. Yet, we continue to assume they know nothing and deny them access to […]

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Health Thought Leadership

“We are not the Future, We are the Present”: Key takeaways from #ICFP2018

The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) that took place in Kigali between the 12th – 15th November, 2018 in Rwanda brought to the forefront global issues facing progress on family planning. Countries recommitted to increasing funding, access to services and involvement of diverse communities in the family planning ecosystem. Themed “Investing for a Lifetime […]

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New Report Shows Use of Modern Contraception on the Rise in Nigeria

Over 2 million Unintended Pregnancies & 735,000 Unsafe Abortions Prevented Since July 2017 KIGALI, Rwanda, 12 November 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A groundbreaking international report released today shows over 1.7 million additional users of modern contraception in Nigeria since 2012, as the government works to expand family planning services. The report shows modern methods of […]

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Health Torchlight

Alapa: Why family planning is becoming a household name in Oyo State

The women who access family planning services at Okeolola Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Oyo town, Oyo State have a local name for their preferred family planning method. It’s called “alapa” and refers to the implant family planning method. “Apa” translates to “arm” in Yoruba and because the implants are inserted in the arm, demand […]