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A community social mobilizer reaches out to the people about family planning at a community in Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria. Photo courtesy of Photoshare

CCP Advocacy Work Leads to Nigerian Family Planning Law

In late April, after eight years of advocacy work by CCP, the House Assembly of Oyo State passed a bill requiring the state to fund family planning there. CCP staff hope other states will soon follow Oyo's lead.


A service provider attends to a family planning client in Nigeria. © Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare

Study: ‘Counseling is Key’ to LARC Uptake in Nigeria

Asking a woman about her contraceptive preferences and providing information on all options may significantly improve the chances that she will adopt a long-acting family planning method, new CCP research suggests.


CCP’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

CCP’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

As our 30th anniversary year comes to a close, we at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs are taking a look back.


Study: Religious Leaders’ Support May Be Key to Modern Contraception Use

Study: Religious Leaders’ Support May Be Key to Modern Contraception Use

Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were significantly more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, new research suggests, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase the country’s stubbornly low uptake of family planning services.


Bringing Nigerian Health Clinics Back to Life in 72 Hours

Bringing Nigerian Health Clinics Back to Life in 72 Hours

After each clinic makeover, the use of modern family planning services there increased significantly. Renovating the environment makes it more appealing, cleaner and motivates clients to seek care at the facility.


A young Rael Odengo, left, conducts a radio interview in Western Kenya.

‘I Am Who I Am Because of the Show’

In rural Kenya in the mid-1990s, Rael Odengo had no running water, but the teen had a radio. The Youth Variety Show was her only way to get family planning information. Now, at CCP, she creates the kind of programs that shaped her youth.



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