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Analyzing Family Planning Needs in Nigeria: Lessons for Repositioning Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tom Goliber, Rachel Sanders, and John Ross Add to cart  
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Family planning use has lagged in sub-Saharan Africa relative to other parts of the developing world. In response, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has adopted a "Repositioning Family Planning" initiative to mobilize commitment to family planning in Africa. The USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1 has a set of tools, methods, and approaches that can support repositioning initiatives. One of the tools is the FamPlan Model, which can make projections related to fertility rates and contraceptive use by method and also help to assess related costs. To illustrate the useful features of FamPlan and explore policy options for Nigeria, the Health Policy Initiative analyzed Nigeria's prospects in achieving its population policy goals.

This report describes the FamPlan Model application in Nigeria. However, the report also includes data from recent national DHS for 37 sub-Saharan Africa countries. The data can be used to do FamPlan Model applications in these countries.

Document Type: Technical Reports: Country
No. of Pages: 35 
Country: Nigeria 
Keywords: Finance & Costing, FP/RH, Unmet Need, Strategic Planning 

Last Updated 3/3/10

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