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Without Fear or Boundary in Niger

Pathfinder works closely with the Ministry of Public Health to strengthen reproductive health services, and expand contraceptive choices among women and young people in Niger. Our programs build the resilience of women to adapt to the effects of climate change. We increase men’s and boys’ knowledge of family planning and mobilize them to promote gender equity. We also ensure gender-based violence survivors can access the timely support and care they need.

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What We Do in Niger

  • Ensure young married women and their partners can access and use contraception—with the support of their communities.
  • Make sure short-term, long-acting, permanent, and emergency contraception are always available, so people of all ages can choose the method that’s best for them.
  • Engage men and religious leaders to eliminate bias and misconceptions that can prevent healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies.
  • Support the government to roll out Niger’s National Family Planning Strategic Plan, strengthening its health systems, including provider and health facility capacities to deliver quality care.

The Power of Contraception

The western African nation of Niger is one of the poorest countries on earth. It also has one of the highest fertility rates in the world, and an extremely low rate of contraceptive use among the population who needs it most—young women.

Meet Fatiya. Married at 15, she was forced to leave her home and school to marry a much older man from a neighboring village.

Check out our interactive infographic to learn how we bring contraception to young women like Fatiya >

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Meet Our Staff

Sani Aliou

Country Director

Dr. Aliou has more than 30 years of public health experience across Africa including Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad, and his native...

Samirathou Tchibozo

Administration & HR Manager

Samirathou Tchibozo has a background in Administrative, Financial and Human Resources Management, with almost 10 years of work experience through several NGOs, and joined Pathfinder in 2015. She has...

Asma Gali

Program Manager, Amplify Family Planning

Asma Yaroh Gali is a physician, Pediatrician specialist with 28 years of experience in clinical, public health, maternal and child health in Niger and in many other African countries. Dr. Gali...

Hassane Oumarou

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager

Hassane Oumarou is a statistician-economist by training and has more than 15 years of experience in the field of statistical research and in monitoring and evaluation of emergency and development...

Saidou Moussa

Finance Manager

Saidou Moussa is a Finance Manager, with 12 years of professional experiences in financial management and auditing. Before joining Pathfinder in 2017, Saidou worked respectively in an auditing firm...

Harouna Zakou

Senior Program/Project Technical Coordinator

Zakou Harouna has more than 12 years of professional work experience in implementation of health projects and programs including HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, National Health...

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