Tag: Nigeria


Susan Rich

A Q&A with ‘Godmother’ of NURHI

Susan Rich has been involved with the CCP-led Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative since it began 10 years ago. In this Q&A, she reflects on a decade of NURHI as it comes to an end.


Fatima holds her baby as Mu'Awya Saidu administers a rapid malaria test during check-in at a health center in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Photo/Breakthrough ACTION

‘This Has Made My Work Easier’

Testing everyone for malaria who comes to the clinic with a fever could be a game changer for overburdened health systems dealing with malaria. A new testing protocol in Nigeria was developed by CCP.


NURHI Ends After Decade of Family Planning Success in Nigeria

NURHI Ends After Decade of Family Planning Success in Nigeria

“Ten years ago, we set off to make family planning a social norm in Nigeria,” says Susan Krenn, CCP’s executive director. “Not only have we achieved that hand-in-hand with our government partners, we celebrate the end of NURHI knowing that what we have started will continue on.”


‘Turning all Nigerians into Cough Monitors’

‘Turning all Nigerians into Cough Monitors’

A successful CCP pilot program significantly increased the number of symptomatic Nigerians referred for tuberculosis testing. Now, USAID is expanding the program to reach even more Nigerians with TB.


Social mobilizers talk about the benefits of family planning during a neighborhood campaign in Nigeria. Photo: Victoria Mohammed

TCI Making Great Strides in Nigeria

In the 10 states Nigerian where The Challenge Initiative is active, more than half a million women have adopted modern contraception in the program's first three years. CCP leads the program in Nigeria.


Courtesy Wellcome Collection

CCP Song Featured in London Museum

“We’re really interested in the value of songs as a communications tool," says Clare Barlow, curator of a new exhibit at the Wellcome Collection. CCP's is included along with nine other songs about infectious diseases.


Community members gather for a ribbon cutting at a clinic in Nigeria's Bauchi Stateafter a 72-hour Clinic Makeover.

CCP’s 72-Hour Clinic Makeovers ‘Going Global’

CCP’s Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative has performed more than 500 makeovers, transforming rundown and poorly functioning health clinics in a single weekend. And this unique model is now expanding.


"My Family Planning Guide," a distance learning app developed by CCP in Nigeria, is available in the Google Play store.

New Learning App Links Family Planning Providers Across Nigeria

“My Family Planning Guide” is a distance learning education mobile app designed by CCP in Nigeria to keep family planning service providers up-to-date on the newest types of modern contraception and strengthen interpersonal communication with clients.


A couple receives family planning counseling at a private medical facility in Nigeria in the months after the woman has given birth.

Boosting Family Planning After Pregnancy in Nigeria

Through a combination of strategies, CCP's project boosted the number of women adopting modern contraception after giving birth in 40 private health facilities by more than seven-fold in one year. The strategies are now being scaled up to an additional 200 private clinics over the next year.


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.



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