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.
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. From 2015 to 2020, NURHI 2 used an integrated model of advocacy, demand generation and service delivery informed by research to change the way people think about family planning; to improve accessibility to good quality family planning services; and to strengthen support for family planning among government, the media, and civil society leaders, thus increasing contraceptive use in Kaduna, Lagos and Oyo states.
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
NURHI 2 drew on the NURHI 1 proven-to-work approach of integrating demand generation, service delivery and advocacy, guided by research. Like gears, demand generation and advocacy increased use of family planning services. Service delivery outlets produced satisfied users who served as advocates for family planning, further increasing demand for family planning. Research provided feedback and information to guide implementation and mid-project corrections.