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Advance Family Planning (AFP)

An advocacy initiative that aims to increase the financial investment and political commitment needed to ensure access to quality, voluntary family planning (FP) through evidence-based advocacy, this project assists in fulfilling Nigeria’s Family Planning 2020 commitment of achieving 27% modern contraceptive prevalence rate by 2020.

The project has supported local advocates and the media in 12 states to provide decision makers with evidence to invest in family planning through budget allocation and enabling a policy environment that will ensure access to quality FP.

Project Date: 2015 - 2020
Funder: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: Nigeria
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Over $5.2 million allocated for family planning in the state budget and over $1.56 million released from the state budget

Creation of family planning budget lines in 5 states

Domestication and operationalization of Task Shifting Task Sharing Policy in 5 states

Development of Family Planning Costed Implementation Plans in 3 states

What We Did

  • Set up and provided financial and technical support to 12 state advocacy working groups (AWGs) to implement state FP advocacy objectives
  • Built capacity of advocates on the AFP SMART Advocacy Approach and Budget Tracking for improved advocacy outcomes
  • Built capacity of journalists to investigate and develop human interest stories and media content to support FP advocacy
  • Held seminars on FP for local FP Champions and influencers (traditional, religious, and youth leaders)

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Project Staff Members

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....

Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi

Country Director, Nigeria

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...

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