NURHI Program Effects on Modern Contraceptive Use

Date of Publication
2015

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) program activities had a positive and significant impact on women’s use of modern family planning (FP) methods in the six cities where the program operated from 2009 to 2014. In particular, seeing/hearing FP messages on TV, the radio, at community outreach events, seeing a health provider wearing an “Ask me about FP” badge, living within 1km of a NURHI program facility or a health facility with an FP outreach program all significantly increased the likelihood that a woman would use a modern family planning method. Other NURHI program activities such as print media and decreased stock-outs of FP methods in facilities were not found to have a direct impact on family planning use in this analysis.