With 198 million inhabitants, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. It is also home to one of the world’s largest youth populations. [1] Though maternal and infant mortality are high in Nigeria, family planning use has remained low, with only 10% of married women using a modern method of contraception. [2]

In October 2014, the Federal Ministry of Health released the Nigeria Family Planning Blueprint (Scale-Up Plan), which is a comprehensive, five-year costed scale up plan to help the Government of Nigeria meet its Family Planning 2020 goals.

AFP’s in-country partner is Pathfinder International.

Pathfinder Nigeria advocates for sustained family planning funding at the national, state, and local government levels; expanded access through task-sharing; and youth access to family planning information and services.

View Nigeria’s Family Planning 2020 commitment.

[1] National Population Commission

[2] 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey

Key Contacts

Nigeria Country Director
Pathfinder International
Senior Program Advisor Reproductive Health
Pathfinder Nigeria
Program Officer Reproductive Health/Family Planning
Pathfinder International Nigeria
Program Officer, Reproductive Health/ Family Planning
Pathfinder International
Media and Communications Officer
Pathfinder International Nigeria