The Government of Nigeria has made recent important advances in increasing access to and uptake of modern contraceptives. Nigeria made a series of FP2020 commitments and developed a detailed implementation plan to expand use of modern contraceptives and to effect policy change. At the time of the FPwatch survey, the private sector, including regulated providers such as registered pharmacies and unregulated drug shops and retail outlets, played an important role in provision of health commodities and services in Nigeria. 3

The 2015 baseline FPwatch Nigeria survey was integrated with the fourth round of ACTwatch outlet survey in six geo-political zones: South South (SS), South West (SW), South East (SE), North Central (NC), North West (NW), and North East (NE). Family planning survey modules were combined with malaria diagnostic and treatment modules for an integrated survey data collection that served both the family planning and malaria communities. The integrated fieldwork approach yielded important learning to guide effective and efficient use of resources to provide timely, relevant, and high quality health market evidence for decision-making and policy setting. Data collection occurred in early fall of 2015, with more than 13,000 outlets considered for inclusion in the study.

See below for results! 

Published reports

1 National Population Commission. 2013. Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2013: Preliminary Report. Measure DHS, ICF International.

2 UNFPA, 2013: The state of world population 2013.

3 ACTwatch Group, SFH/Nigeria and the Independent Evaluation Team. (2012). ACTwatch Outlet Survey Report 2011 (Round 3).Endline Outlet Survey Report for the Independent Evaluation of Phase 1 of the Affordable Medicines Facility – malaria (AMFm): Nigeria. Abuja, Nigeria: ACTwatch/PSI/SFH Nigeria. 

Photo credit: Lindsay Mgbor, DFID