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IMPACT 2 in Niger

IMPACT 2 sustainably delivers quality contraceptive services to women and adolescent girls in Niger’s Dosso, Zinder, and Tahoua Regions. The project supports the Government of Niger to reach its national family planning goals of accelerating access to a wide range of contraceptive methods. IMPACT 2 improves the linkages between communities and health providers, ensures more contraceptive options, and builds the skills of health workers to provide quality care.

Project Date: 2018 - 2022
Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Country: Niger

Niger has one of the highest fertility rates in the world—about 7 births per woman.

The World Bank, 2019

16% of married women aged 15-49 have an unmet need for contraception.

Guttmacher, 2014

More than 75% of girls are married before their 18th birthday.

DHS, 2012

Niger has a population of more than 24 million—one of the world’s fastest growing populations.

The World Bank, 2020

What We Do

  • Improves access to family planning counseling and a variety of contraceptive options at the community level.
  • Strengthens the skills of health workers to offer high-quality family planning services.
  • Provides technical assistance to roll out and monitor Niger’s National Family Planning Plan.
  • Promotes family planning by sharing and implementing best practices and lessons learned from West African countries.

Project Staff Members

Sani Aliou

Country Director

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