Thought Leadership

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 […]

Press Release

Federal Ministry of Health and Gates Institute of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health launch bold initiative to address reproductive health needs in urban poor areas of Nigeria

The Gates Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Ministry of Health announce the launch of the Nigeria Hub of the Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global program that aims to have a dramatic impact on reproductive health for underserved poor communities. The Initiative will be formally launched on February […]

Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Visits to Health Projects

“Turning the tide” of family planning services in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) project commenced in 2009 to address gaps in access to family planning services in six Nigerian cities, targeting “urban poor” communities. The program has run for five years. On September 29, the project will hold an event to share with partners and beneficiaries the lessons they […]