Project profile — Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Adolescents in Northern Nigeria

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Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Adolescents in Northern Nigeria - Overview
Clinton Health Access Initiative
2018-03-27 - 2022-03-31
Country / region • Nigeria (100.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (30.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (35.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to empower women and adolescent girls in targeted northern communities of Nigeria to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. Project activities include: (1) training and mentoring small drug stores and pharmacies to provide youth-friendly gender-sensitive family planning services including counselling, provision of a minimum of five contraceptive products, including birth control injectable shots, and health care referrals; (2) recruiting, training and mentoring a rural women family planning sales force for family planning products; (3) training and mentoring health care workers on the provision of sexual and reproductive health counselling and services, including long-acting reversible contraceptives and postpartum services; (4) developing gender-sensitive demand-generation strategies for increasing awareness and adoption of family planning services among women and adolescent girls and boys in both rural and urban settings and in and out-of- school settings; (5) developing and implementing a community engagement strategy targeting religious, traditional, community opinion leaders and men to support women’s reproductive health rights and empowerment; and (6) strengthening the family planning supply chain and implementing an advocacy strategy to increase funding commitments by states towards reliable sexual and reproductive health commodity procurement and distribution. The project is expected to reach an estimated 2.6 million women of reproductive age, of which approximately one million are between 10 and 24 years of age.

Expected results

The expected outcome for this project include: (1) increased proportion of private sector outlets offering a broader contraceptive method mix and youth-friendly gender-sensitive services in targeted northern states; (2) increased provision of gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services in government health facilities of targeted rural communities; and (3) improved environment at state and community levels that encourages and supports gender-responsive sexual and reproductive health and rights services for women and adolescent girls.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) supported the provision of sexual and reproductive health services in public facilities for over 1.2 million women, and supported the provision of modern contraception through private retail vendors for 283,582 clients (of whom 155,729 are women); (2) trained 1,318 health care workers (of whom 1,218 are women) in gender sensitive adolescent-youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services; (3) trained 3,711 traditional birth attendants on gender responsive and adolescent friendly counselling and referral for family planning, maternal and neonatal health and post-abortion care; (4) provided counselling on sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and sexuality issues for 10,711 secondary school students at 50 program schools; (5) worked with states to expand their Family Life Health Education curriculum to include gender and sexual and reproductive health and rights and trained 744 teachers on the new curriculum; and (6) facilitated community engagement activities to help women and girls feel more confident in making decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through community dialogues and other related activities, 90% of young women and girls surveyed reported improved power dynamics at home, including more joint decision-making.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
31-03-2023 Disbursement $503,802
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Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Adolescents in Northern Nigeria - Related information
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