Nigeria

In Nigeria, PSI designs solutions with girls and women to meet their needs for sexual and reproductive healthcare and works to make self-care products available directly to consumers.

Our Presence in
Nigeria

SFH Nigeria

In 1985, PSI and several prominent Nigerians founded the Society for Family Health Nigeria (SFH Nigeria), which has now become one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organizations. SFH Nigeria was founded with the mission of helping Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable, to lead healthier lives. 

PSI Nigeria

In 2018, PSI opened its PSI Nigeria office to implement the Women’s Health Project, which increases access to safe abortion and long-acting reversible contraceptives through innovative interventions in both the public and private sectors.

How we
work

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Consumer
Led

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Market Development

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Program
Design

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Social
Enterprise

Our
Impact

In 2018, PSI Nigeria provided 542,557 years of healthy life for Nigerians, including:

410,791

users reached with modern contraception

131,766

users reached with safe abortion services

Practice Areas
We Focus On

PSI Nigeria works in partnership with the Society for Family Health Nigeria to expand access to sexual and reproductive health by making new and underused methods of contraception more available. It works closely with girls and young women to design programs that work with their unique needs.

PSI Nigeria works to increase the acceptability, availability, accessibility and quality of safe abortion and post-abortion care in Nigeria and address barriers to the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception, ultimately aiming to reduce unintended pregnancies. PSI Nigeria does so by taking a holistic approach to its work at all levels of the socio-ecological model and influences both policy and practice through a combination of behavior change communications, service delivery and advocacy.

Featured Projects

A Spotlight on Strengthening HIV Self-Testing in the Private Sector (SHIPS)

Project Lead: PS Kenya , PSI

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Four Considerations when Developing National Self-Care Guidelines

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Promoting Self-Care for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nigeria and Uganda During COVID-19

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Our
Leadership

Dr. Fatima Bunza

Dr. Fatima Bunza

Chief of Party PSI Nigeria

Latest
Updates

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Family Planning Digital Tools: A Comprehensive Evaluation

Three-quarters of the world’s mobile internet users live in low-and middle-income countries. Given the increase in internet connectivity globally, the use of digital technologies is one of several promising High Impact Practices (HIPs) in family planning, providing new opportunities to advance digital self-care, and make headway towards achieving universal health coverage. Learn more.

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Fifi at graduation

From Country Lead to A360’s Global Deputy Director: Meet Fifi Ogbondeminu

A360’s new Deputy Director shares why girls need health systems to integrate girl-centered contraceptive programs.

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5 LESSONS FROM 5 YEARS OF INVESTING IN GIRL-CENTERED CONTRACEPTIVE PROGRAMMING

We’re committing to engaging the global ASRH community of practice to address the persistent barriers that inhibit adolescents from pursuing their holistic aspirations.

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The hormonal IUD. Photo credit: Medicines360

Expanding Contraceptive Choice: Lessons from Nigeria’s Scale Up of the Hormonal IUD

We spoke with Dr. Kayode Afolabi of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health and Dr. Anthony Nwala of PSI local partner Society for Family Health (SFH) about why now is the time for hormonal IUD scale up.

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A Companion to Digital Sexual and Reproductive Health

Meet Tina, a virtual companion who provides easy access to sexual and reproductive health information. Accessible through WhatsApp, Facebook and any web browser, Tina is a one-stop shop to access information about self-inject and other contraceptives.

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Measuring HCD is Hard. Let’s Talk about Best Practices.

Adolescents 360 is a project aimed at increasing access to and demand for modern contraception for girls aged 15 to 19, through country-specific interventions developed using human-centered design alongside other disciplines.

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