NURHI 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.
Reaching out to every
woman in need
Expanding access to
family planning services
Seeking a positive
shift in family planning
The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative Phase 2 (NURHI 2) was designed to shift norms that drive use of modern contraceptives at structural, service delivery, and community levels in Kaduna, Lagos, and Oyo States. The project sought to achieve a 12.5% increase in modern contraceptive prevalence in the three states, contributing to the Nigerian Government’s goal of reaching a national contraceptive prevalence rate of 27% by 2020 … Read More
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NURHI was initiated in 2009 to test and promote innovative approaches to family planning interventions and increase modern contraceptive prevalence rates in six urban cities (Federal Capital Territory, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kaduna, Benin and Zaria), with a major focus on the urban poor. The program implemented a three-pronged intervention model of advocacy, demand generation and service delivery to achieve this goal. To read more about NURHI 1, click here.
NURHI 2 builds on the successes of the previous six years by using the proven, three-tier model of advocacy, demand generation and service delivery. NURHI 2 served as a learning lab for policy makers and implementers who wish to institutionalise and sustain evidence-based strategies and approaches in the three focal states and in new states. NURHI 2 helped the government of Nigeria and family planning partners to use the learning, expertise and momentum gained since 2009 to increase contraceptive prevalence rates in Nigeria… Read more
NURHI Champions Voices
The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative Phase 2 (NURHI 2) is the second phase of a ground-breaking 10-year family planning project in Nigeria funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a private philanthropist.
NURHI 2 employed results-oriented advocacy to create a supportive environment for family planning…
The NURHI 2 service delivery strategy focused on improving the quality of and expanding equitable access to family planning services…
Research, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management supported all NURHI strategies and approaches… READ MORE
NURHI 2 employed a combination of social mobilisation, media campaigns and entertainment education to increase demand for modern contraception…
NURHI 2 integrated a deliberate and innovative focus on adolescents and youth (aged 15-24)…
A Nigeria where supply and demand barriers to contraceptive use are eliminated and family planning becomes a social norm.
To catalyze a positive shift in family planning social norms at the structural, service, and community levels that drives increases in CPR in Kaduna, Lagos, and Oyo states.