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Building Blocks for FP2020

Through the Building Blocks project, we support the Nigerian and Pakistani governments to meet their national contraception goals. In Nigeria, we are working to increase access to a broad range of contraceptive methods. In Pakistan, we are partnering with two provincial governments to develop supportive contraceptive policies.

Project Date: 2013 - 2016
Funder: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Country: Nigeria Pakistan
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10 champions trained to advocate for contraception in Nigeria

Both Pakistani provincial governments developed & passed costed implementation plans (i.e., a roadmap with targets and action plans)

19 in-service trainings held to orient health providers in Nigeria on provision of a wide range of contraceptive methods

12 champions trained to advocate for contraception in Pakistan

What We Did

  • Trained champions in both countries to advocate for supportive policies and an enabling environment for contraceptive use
  • Supported two provincial governments in Pakistan to hold consultative sessions with key stakeholders and eventually develop contraception costed implementation plans
  • Trained health providers in Nigeria to offer a wide range of contraceptive methods
  • Worked with health authorities in Nigeria to expand the range of health providers permitted to provide implants

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....

Tabinda Sarosh

Country Director

As our country director in Pakistan, Tabinda brings public health experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights, project management, capacity building, strategic planning, and...

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