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.
To support family planning advocacy in each of the three States and beyond, NURHI 2 assisted Advocacy Core Groups (ACGs) to develop advocacy kits, and prepared a number of training materials, monographs, articles and write ups documenting the advocacy process.
NURHI 2 worked with Advocacy Core Groups in Kaduna, Lagos, Oyo and Kano States to develop advocacy kits. In Kaduna and Oyo States, ACGs reviewed and updated existing advocacy kits developed under NURHI 1 based on the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey and NURHI 1 Endline Survey. In Lagos and Kano States, where NURHI 1 did not work, ACGs created new Advocacy Kits. Each advocacy kit contains a fact sheet and policy briefs targeting religious and traditional leaders, policy makers, legislature, and the media. Kaduna and Kano State Advocacy Kits also include briefs for men as heads of families. NURHI 2 pre-tested kits with policy leaders, legislature, media, religious and community leaders to determine their appropriateness and acceptability. Following pre-tests, ACGs and NURHI 2 further reviewed, refined, printed and shared the kits for use by family planning advocates in each State.
NURHI 2 wrote and contributed to briefs, monographs, training materials, reports, and articles to support family planning advocacy and scale up of effective advocacy approaches. NURHI 2 produced the following documents;
NURHI 2 contributed to the following documents and article:
The Role of Religious Leaders in Promoting Contraceptive Use in Nigeria: Evidence from the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative. Global Health Science and Practice 2018 | Volume 6 | Number 3.
Sunday A. Adedini, Stella Babalola, Charity Ibeawuchi, Olukunle Omotoso, Akinsewa Akiode, Mojisola Odeku,