Scope of Influence


Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative

April 25, 2019 Scott Fletcher Bowlsby
Scope of Influence

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Problems and Purpose

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) is a multi-year project to eliminate supply and demand barriers to contraceptive use and make family planning a social norm in Nigeria. Four approaches are taken to support and reinforce proven models in family planning services, and to encourage the creation of new activities:

  • Create a supportive environment and enhance dialogue among community leaders and stakeholders to influence policy decisions on family planning 
  • Improve quality of services and access to family planning to create a more holistic service delivery system for family planning
  • Generate demand through fun and innovative ways, utilizing a communication strategy including social mobilization, campaigns and education through entertainment 
  • Monitor success and update approaches to ensure that the vision of increased contraceptive prevalence rate is achieved[1]

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

Participant Recruitment and Selection

Methods and Tools Used

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

Phase I (2009-2014) operated in six cities (FCT, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kaduna, Benin and Zaria).

Phase II of the NURHI Project commenced in October 2015 and will run for five years (2015-2020) in Lagos and Kaduna States, and three years (2015-2018) in Oyo State.[1]

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also


[1] “NURHI Overview,” Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, accessed April 25, 2019,

External Links


Lead image: Guardian Nigeria,