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.
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
NURHI Family Planning Landscaping in Kaduna and Lagos
In 2014/15, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation commissioned The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) and DKT International Nigeria to conduct a family planning landscaping exercise in Lagos and Kaduna States on behalf of the Nigerian government. The purpose was to better understand state-specific family planning supply and demand barriers and identify key solution levers to accelerate contraceptive use.The landscaping partners reviewed existing research and conducted 10 studies in Kaduna and Lagos states between December 2014 and May 2015. Research conducted for this landscaping exercise included:
On May 26 – 28, 2015, the landscaping partners met in Lagos to review and analyze findings, discuss the meaning of the data, identify key barriers to contraceptive use in Lagos and Kaduna states and make recommendations for priority interventions that had the most likelihood of increasing contraceptive use over the next three to five years.
The team shared a report of its analysis with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos and Kaduna State Ministries of Health, other family planning stakeholders and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in September – October, 2015.Findings from these landscape analyses informed the design of NURHI 2 interventions and served as a baseline for NURHI 2 in Lagos and Kaduna States.