As the statistics show, Nigeria faces considerable sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges. Established over 25 years ago, the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) is one of the country’s most experienced SRH organizations and nationally, it delivers around 10% of all family planning services. Its work extends to voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) in HIV and AIDS, antenatal and post-natal care, post-abortion care, infertility diagnosis and counselling, and education and counselling on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS.
PPFN’s network of service delivery points is substantial: it has over 2,300 distinct service points. This includes 68 permanent clinics, 1,558 associated clinics and 27 community-based services (CBSs). The team consists of 110 permanent staff, over 750 volunteers and a Youth Action Movement membership of 350. Working together, they deliver a phenomenal number of sexual health services.
In 2011, PPFN delivered:
- 9.9 million condoms
- 9.7 million contraceptive services
- 2.6 million other sexual and reproductive health services
- 2.2 million HIV-related services
- 88,000 abortion-related services
PPFN partners closely with the Nigerian government to deliver services and providing technical guidance on policy development and implementation. It works in collaboration with other non-governmental organizations (NGO) and with private sector companies including The Central Bank of Nigeria, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Allied Products Plc and Nigeria Breweries. PPFN receives financial support from the UNDP, the Global HIV/AIDS Initiative, Pathfinder Nigeria, and IPPF’s Japan Trust Fund.