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Towards FP2030: Expanding Access to Family Planning to Achieve the Twenty Seven Percent

Improving access to quality healthcare is dependent on an effective health system that enables the promotion, prevention and reduction of premature and preventable deaths. However, providing access to essential health services, especially family planning (FP), requires sustained financial commitment. The 2018 Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) showed a modern contraceptive prevalence rate of 13%. The […]

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IntegratE Private Sector Providers to Improve Access to Family Planning Commodities and Services

Women’s access to contraception has had a significant impact on societies, enabling them to have greater autonomy over their bodies, and the power to decide when and how many children they have. According to the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, the current met need for family planning is 19.9 percent for women in urban […]

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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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Putting Family Planning on the Front Burner: Lessons from Zimbabwe for Lagos State

Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria continues to face challenges with meeting the health needs of its population, especially in sexual and reproductive health. Despite cuts in funding from international development partners for Family Planning (FP) services and the revision of the Nigeria Family Planning Blueprint (Scale-Up Plan): 2014–2018 to the currently revised Nigeria […]

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The Gates Foundation and UNFPA pledge US3.1bn towards widening access to life-saving family planning at the 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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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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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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Patient-Centred Policy revives Family Planning uptake in Lagos State

Three years ago, Olubunmi Taiwo, then a mother of three girls, had an unplanned pregnancy. Though she was desperate to have a son, it was not the right time to get pregnant, so she terminated the pregnancy. “I cried because I was not ready for the baby; it was painful. The day I aborted, I […]

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How perceived side effects of contraceptives hampers family planning in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: This week’s blog comes from Nigeria Health Watch team member Dara Ajala-Damisa. She writes about choosing a family planning method as a young newly married woman. She delves into how the perceptions of negative side effects can affect contraceptive use in Nigeria and the need to increase the public’s knowledge about the importance […]

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Consensus from #NaijaMen4FP Forum: Men must take their place as family planning change agents for a healthier Nigeria

The first Health Watch Forum of 2018, organised by Nigeria Health Watch with the support of partners, brought together a dynamic group of speakers and delegates to look at the issue of family planning from all angles. From government to civil society, different ends of the religious spectrum, policymakers to advocates, faith leaders to development […]