Sustaining Programs and Partnerships on Reproductive Health Transformation

Improving family planning gains in Nigeria
  • NURHI Nigeria Family Planning

Sustaining Programs and Partnerships on Reproductive Health Transformation (SuPPoRT) is a six-month CCP initiative in Nigeria, being implemented at both the federal level and, at the local level, in Oyo State. CCP provides technical assistance and institutional support towards sustaining Family Planning gains achieved by Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) over the last decade.  

Through the NURHI project which ran from 2009 to 2020, CCP tested, proved and later scaled up a set of approaches targeted at eliminating demand and supply barriers to contraceptive use in Nigeria’s Kaduna, Lagos and Oyo states, while also providing some strategic support at the federal level. This evidence-driven model, which uses a three-pronged approach of advocacy, demand generation, and service delivery, not only increased modern contraceptive use, but also contributed to strengthening the health system by providing the evidence, strategies, technical assistance and incentives necessary for replication and sustainability. Successes from the NURHI project include:

  • During Phase 1, achieved an average 10.9 percentage point increase in modern contraceptive use among women of childbearing age. As a result, an additional 350,000 families adopted family planning methods in the regions where NURHI worked.
  • During Phase 2, more than 4.5 million women and men were reached with family planning information through community mobilization efforts..
  • Supported both outreach into the community to encourage people to visit family planning clinics and reaching out to people visiting clinics for other reasons to help them access family planning services. More than 1.3 million women received contraceptives through NURHI 2.

Anonymous donor




January to November 2021

Implementing Partners

Association for Reproductive and Family Health


Mwikali Kioko

Advocacy, Applied Research, Capacity Strengthening, Family Planning, Knowledge Management, Maternal and Child Health, Nigeria, Past, Public-private Partnerships, Social and Behavior Change