Country Focus: Nigeria

Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded social and behavior change (SBC) project designed to increase the practice of priority health behaviors in the areas of malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health, including nutrition (MNCH+N); family planning/reproductive health; and tuberculosi

The Challenge Initiative (TCI) is a project led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative represents a new approach to providing life-saving reproductive health and family planning information and services to individuals, families, and communities, building on the demonstrated success of the Gates Foundation’s Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI).

The Post Pregnancy Family Planning is a four-year Project (2017-2021) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Merck for Mothers aimed at providing post-pregnancy clients with the information and services they require to commence the use of family planning services.

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) II is a five-year project, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the vision to eliminate supply and demand barriers to contraceptive use and make family planning a social norm in Nigeria.

In the second phase of this project, 2015-2020, NURHI worked to contribute to achieving the national goal of increasing mCPR to 36% by 2018. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and TJ Mather, its core partners included  JHCCP, ARFH and CCPN, and its mandate was the scaling up, institutionalization and sustainability of the  proven NURHI model to new geographies.