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Initiative de Mobilisation pour l’Accès à la Contraception pour Tous

Niger’s total fertility rate is 7.6 births—the highest in the world. In 2013, the government committed to increasing contraceptive prevalence to 50% by 2020 (compared to 12% in 2012). In two regions, we advocate for healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies and accelerate access to contraception—especially injectables and long-acting reversible contraception—to achieve Niger’s national goals.

Project Date: 2014 - present
Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Country: Niger
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328,600+ new family planning users

900+ agents de santé communautaire are now trained in family planning counseling

46,600+ new users of long-acting reversible contraception

12 districts have introduced Sayana Press into the method mix

What We Do

  • Make sure a full range of contraceptive methods—including injectables and long-acting, reversible methods—are always available, so people of all ages can choose the option that’s best for them
  • Develop and test a tailored intervention model to increase use of modern contraceptives among married adolescents ages 13-19
  • Support two cadres of health workers—relais communautaires and Agents de Santé Communautaire—to offer services for healthy timing and spacing
  • Strengthen the capacity of the Family Planning Division of the Ministry of Health to manage performance, track progress towards goals, and provide leadership in the roll out of the national family planning plan

Project Staff Members

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...

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