Service Delivery

SERVICE DELIVERY

Expanding Access to Family Planning Services

NURHI 2 used proven and new strategies to improve access to a wide range of modern contraceptive methods. Its goal was to reach every woman in need of contraception with high-quality family planning services. To achieve this goal, NURHI 2 prevented missed opportunities by:

  • Integrating family planning services with all maternal and child health services

  • Scaling up to new high-volume sites, new Local Government Areas and rural areas of project states


  • FP Curriculum Integration: A Cost-Effective Way of Expanding the Skills of Community Health Practitioners

The Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria (CHPRBN) expressed interest to further strengthen the skills of CHEWs in quality FP service delivery, since the National TSTS policy had expanded role of this cadre. As a professional regulatory agency for CHPs in Nigeria, the CHPRBN is also very instrumental in providing the necessary leadership for the integration of FP into the curriculum of the Mandatory Continuous Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) of the CHPs in Nigeria.To this end, NURHI 2 project in partnership with the Department of Family Health proceeded to collaborate with the CHPRBN to integrate FP into the MCPDP curriculum of the CHPs in Nigeria. A workshop was held in August 2018 to develop three (3) MCPDP documents namely:

FP MCPDP Curriculum,

FP MCPDP Training Manual and

FP MCPDP Practitioners Manual


Expanding Access to Family Planning Services

Integration

  • Training Service Providers at Integration Points Across the Continuum of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Antenatal Clinic, Postnatal Clinic, Post-abortion Care Unit, Immunisation)
  • Engaging Traditional Birth Attendants

  • Establishing Facility and Community-Based Outreaches
  • Engaging Community Health Extension Workers
  • Expanding to Hard-to-Reach Communities

Ensuring a Wide Range of Contraceptive Methods

  • Domesticating the Task Shifting and Task Sharing Policy for CHEWs and CHOs
  • Improving Method Mix
  • Using WhatsApp Groups for Commodities Tracking and Mentoring

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.

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.