In Nigeria since 1965.

With 186 million people, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Millions lack access to essential health services. 90% of married women of reproductive age aren’t using a modern method of contraception. Each year, an estimated 58,000 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth—more than any other country on Earth.

We believe every person, regardless of where they live, has a right to sexual and reproductive health. Our commitment to the people of Nigeria runs deep. For over 50 years and counting, we’ve joined local partners to make sure the hardest-to-reach people can protect their health and transform their futures.

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What We Do in Nigeria

  • Make sure women can access high-quality, respectful maternal care from their home to the health facility
  • Mobilize communities to identify danger signs and activate emergency transport systems, so pregnant women at risk reach facilities
  • Create innovative digital health tools that help providers deliver higher quality services more effectively
  • Make sure a full range of contraceptive methods is available, so people of all ages can choose the option that’s best for them
  • Train providers to deliver health care to young people, including HIV services for adolescents and young mothers
  • Call on policymakers to create policies and make budget decisions that uphold people’s sexual and reproductive rights

Meet Our Staff

Farouk Jega

Country Representative

Habeeb Salami

Associate Director

Discover Our Projects

Regional Cervical Cancer Prevention

Cervical cancer is one of the world’s...

Evidence to Action Project

In more than 10 countries around the...

Scaling up Clinical & Community Action to Address Maternal Health

Fully 20% of maternal deaths worldwide...

To Scale-up Gender-sensitive HIV & AIDS Prevention, Treatment, & Care Support for Adults & Children

In 2009, antiretrovirals to prevent HIV...

Building Blocks for FP2020

Both the Nigerian and Pakistani...

m4Change + mCCT

Each year, 58,000 Nigerian women die as...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.

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