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

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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Learning about Expanded Access and Potential of the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System Initiative

Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Project Lead: FHI 360

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Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO)

Donor: USAID

Project Lead: WCG Cares

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Our
Leadership

Dr. Fatima Bunza

Chief of Party PSI Nigeria

Latest
Updates

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Research: Youth Contraceptive Programming Amidst Cultural Complexity

In northern Nigeria, religious and cultural norms define girls’ health and wellbeing, within and beyond their homes. Through programs like A360’s Matasa Matan Arewa (MMA),

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The Hair Salons Doubling as Safe Spaces for Sex Ed

By Roselyn Odeh, Deputy Team Lead, DISC project Nigeria   It’s a scene right out of a movie: a hair salon where amidst manicures, pedicures, hair dryers

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Post-Abortion Care Training… on Zoom

By Dr. Suleiman Alhaji Usman, Clinical Services Manager, PSI Nigeria and Jamee Kuznicki, Senior Associate Project Manager, PSI  In 2012 (most recent data), 212,000 women in Nigeria received medical treatment for complications related

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Strengthening stewardship and support of private sector providers through remote engagement

By Wycliffe Waweru, Deputy Director, Monitoring, PSI The need for more healthcare provider stewardship in mixed health systems  In many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the

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Webinar: Digitizing During the Pandemic

How Service Delivery Partners Are Safely Maintaining Access to Voluntary Family Planning Information, Products and Services By Kristen Little, Sr. Technical Advisor, PSI; Lola Flomen, Technical Learning Consultant,

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Her Journey, Her Choice

This piece was originally featured on the DISC microsite blog. By Abigail Winskell, DISC Deputy Director. It might seem obvious that the development of sexual and reproductive health options, including self-injectable

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