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USAID Kulawa: Health Services Delivery Activity in Niger

USAID Kuwala improves health, family planning, and nutrition outcomes in Niger’s Maradi, Zinder, and Tillabéri regions—remote areas where the most basic health care services are largely out of reach. Pathfinder strengthens community engagement in family planning, supports health facilities to provide quality health services through digital health initiatives, and promotes gender equity.

Project Date: 2020 - 2025
Funder: USAID (Sub to Save the Children)
Country: Niger
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50% of people in Niger live within 5 kilometers of a health facility.

UNICEF, 2021

In Tillabéri, Maradi, and Zinder regions, there are 18 hospitals, 265 integrated health centers, and 741 health posts that serve 6 million people.

DHS, 2012

68% of the population of Niger is under 24 years old.

National Bureau of Statistics, 2021

Less than 40% of births in Niger are attended by a skilled provider.

UNICEF, 2021

What We Do

  • Increase the quantity and quality of health care services, including youth-friendly services, maternal and newborn care, and family planning services.
  • Partner with communities, governments, and local health organizations to strengthen health systems and supply chains.
  • Empower women, youth, and communities to form more equitable gender attitudes and norms through community engagement.
  • Work with health providers to create norms and standards for gender-based violence prevention, integration of family planning services, and infection prevention.

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...

Harouna Zakou

Senior Program/Project Technical Coordinator

Zakou Harouna has more than 12 years of professional work experience in implementation of health projects and programs including HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, National Health...

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