Nigeria

With 184 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 15% of married women using any form 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 planning information and services.

View Nigeria’s Family Planning 2020 commitment.

[1] World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/nigeria/overview

[2] 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey

Key Contacts

Country Representative
Pathfinder International Nigeria
Pathfinder Nigeria
Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Pathfinder International Nigeria
Project Officer (Reproductive Health/Family Planning)
Pathfinder International Nigeria
Communication/Media Officer
Pathfinder International Nigeria
Program Officer Reproductive Health/Family Planning
Pathfinder International Nigeria