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In Nigeria since 1965.

With 196 million people, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Millions lack access to essential health services. 86% 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.


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

Regional Cervical Cancer Prevention

Cervical cancer is one of the world’s deadliest—but most easily preventable—forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270,000 deaths annually, 85% of which occur in developing...

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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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Building Blocks for FP2020

Both the Nigerian and Pakistani governments have set ambitious national targets for contraception use: Nigeria aims to increase the proportion of women using contraception from 11% in 2011 to 36% by...

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Meet Our Staff

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....

Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi

Country Director

Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi is a physician and public health professional with 17 years’ extensive experience in designing and managing health system and sustainable development programs aimed at...

Edirin Aderemi

Advocacy Specialist

Edirin brings more than 12 years of professional work experience in Program Management, Advocacy, Program Monitoring & Evaluation, and Program Operations, She Joined Pathfinder International in...

Ogochukwu Kehinde

Technical Advisor – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Ogochukwu Kehinde is an international development professional with over 10 years of experience in design and management of project monitoring and evaluation systems. Joining Pathfinder in 2015, she...

Paulina Akanet

State Program Manager, SMGL Project

Mrs. Paulina Akanet is a Nurse/Midwife with over 30 years of experience in clinical midwifery practice. She holds a degree in Public health and has worked in Kaduna and Bauchi states as a midwife in...

Bayo Ewuola

Media and Communication Officer

Bayo Ewuola is a communication professional with proven experience in developing and overseeing the implementation of strategic communication plans for organizations to achieve continued success....

Dr. Sakina Amin Bello

Senior Program Advisor

Dr. Sakina Amin Bello is a public health practitioner with over 12 years experience in developmental interventions across health financing; maternal, neonatal and child health/sexual and reproductive...

Kosisochukwu Izundu

Program Officer, Reproductive Health and Family Planning

Kosisochukwu Izundu (Kosi) is a development professional with over seven years of experience in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programming and research. Kosi has led various...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.