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
[2] 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey

Key Contacts

Country Representative, Pathfinder International Nigeria
Associate Director, Reproductive Health
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