With 198 million inhabitants, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. It is also home to one of the world’s largest youth populations.  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. 
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.
 National Population Commission
 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey