10 Years of Impact in Nigeria’s Family Planning Space

Welcome to NURHI

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) aims to eliminate supply and demand barriers to contraceptive use and make family planning a social norm in Nigeria. The initiative, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, consisted of two 5-year phases. The first phase concluded in 2015, and the second phase ran from 2015 – 2020.

Project Phases

Phase 1 (2009 – 2015)

Phase 1 of NURHI was implemented in six cities

(Federal Capital Territory, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kaduna, Benin and Zaria).

According to the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, it contributed to significant increases in contraceptive prevalence in these cities.

Phase 2 (2015 – 2020)

Phase 2 of the NURHI project concentrated efforts in both urban and rural areas of Kaduna, Lagos and Oyo States. Using proven-to-work approaches from NURHI I, it reduced barriers to family planning services while increasing the acceptability of contraceptive use, leading to increased use of modern contraceptives.