Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) is a national healthcare provider and a leading advocate of sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Nigeria. We have been at the vanguard of delivering comprehensive SRHR information and services, especially to poor, marginalized, socially excluded and underserved groups for over 55 years.
Building on this history, PPFN is committed to mobilizing civil societies and governments to improve the legislative and policy environment for SRHR; and empowering people, especially young women, and girls, to act freely on their sexual reproductive health and rights by delivering comprehensive sexuality education and information through a variety of channels.
At the same time, our focus is on expanding access to quality integrated SRH services for all, including those in humanitarian settings. An integral component of our work has been the establishment of networks and partnerships with a broad range of key stakeholders including young people, community and faith leaders, private sector practices and the government at national and local levels to ensure a wide-scale and sustainable delivery of quality SRHR information and services.
PPFN delivers services through a network of 225 service delivery points and 380 community health workers located in facilities, communities and at outreach centres across the 36 states of Nigeria, including the Federal Capital Territory.
Also, PPFN being a major contributor of SRH services in Nigeria provided a total of 48.4 million SRH services in 2020, with about 38 per cent of these services accessed by young people aged less than 24 years. Of the total SRH services delivered, 23.3 million services were provided directly by PPFN owned facilities, community-based distribution agents and outreach teams and a further 25.1 million services enabled through partnerships with public and private facilities. Annually, PPFN delivers services to an average of 10 million clients, including over 110,000 people who received SRH services in a humanitarian setting. In 2020, PPFN delivered services to an estimated 9.4 million poor and vulnerable users. This represented the majority of all our service users (82 per cent).