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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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13.5 million Nigerians reached with key messages on reproductive health through our programs

81 health facilities equipped with stronger systems, skilled providers, and technologies to prevent and treat obstetric complications

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

Discover Our Projects

Evidence to Action Project

In more than 10 countries around the world, our Evidence to Action Project strengthens family planning and reproductive health services in sub-Saharan Africa by building evidence and expanding access...

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m4Change + mCCT

Each year, 58,000 Nigerian women die as a result of pregnancy and childbirth complications—the third highest maternal mortality rate in the world. See how an innovative mobile application in the...

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Meet Our Staff

Farouk Jega

Senior Country Director

Farouk is a public health physician with 15 years of progressive experience in program management and evaluation....

Habeeb Salami

Director of Advocacy

Habeeb is a medical doctor with a specialization in obstetrics and gynecology. He has more than 10 years of experience in public health project management and monitoring and evaluation....

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.

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