Nigeria

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Nigeria has Africa’s biggest population. And it’s still growing at 3% a year. A lack of family planning is one reason – many women and girls want contraception – but like millions around the world – can’t get it. But that could be about to change, thanks to a pilot project run by Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), IPPF’s national member. It’s proving a huge success. This is its story, told by the women whose lives it has changed and the people working to change them.
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On the ground in Nigeria, one of programme officers explains why outreach is so successful: “The project was a one-stop shop which brought services together. So a woman could have screening for breast and cervical cancer, counselling and have access ...
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Olusula, 40, is a Community Health Extension Worker in Nigeria. "I refer clients through vouchers to the facility of their choice for long acting and reversible contraceptive methods too", she says.
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Emiade Kudirat, 24, is a Community Health Extension Worker doing outreach in Nigeria. She specializes in the Sayana Press - a three-month, progestin-only injectable contraceptive favoured for its convenience in administration and portability. One patient, 24-year-old Bukola Polpoola, says she ...
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Shodunke Mary, 53, has been a midwife from the Local Government Area Council for seven years in Nigeria. Now she is working with PPFN providing family planning counselling and a range of integrated sexual and reproductive health services. In addition, ...
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"As a child I loved the medical profession so much. The uniforms of the health workers always caught my eyes. And I knew one day, I would be wearing one of those uniforms serving my community.” Latifat Balogun explains how ...
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"I decided to use this clinic because I heard a lot of success stories about it. I trust their judgment that is why I am here.” Taiwo Ogunfayo, a 33-year-old interior decorator, is a client at the Liberty Stadium Clinic ...
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IPPF's Member Association in Nigeria, the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) , piloted a successful project over 9 months around family planning. It had a specific focus on accessing people who would not ordinarily be reached through services and ...