UNFPA Nigeria

Nigeria has a dynamic economy and a large population expected to double in the next two decades. Though maternal mortality rates have fallen, the overall numbers of maternal deaths remain high, contraceptive prevalence is low and teenage pregnancy high. UNFPA programmes focus on improving maternal and newborn health, combating fistula and providing access to sexual and reproductive health of young people. Family planning measures aim to broaden access to high-quality services and improved management of contraceptives. Other efforts assist in producing key demographic data for development planning.

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National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Fistula treatment

2,770
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

809
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

118,283
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

296
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

48,294
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

114,326
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

1,123
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

78,552
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Key results2020

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Number of people reached with Humanitarian Cash & Voucher Assistance

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of safe spaces

Number of adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

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Programme Activities

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    Nigeria 2020 Programme Activities data

    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
    Total Spending:
    $14,953,886
    Implemented by:
    NGO $2,932,443 (20%)
    UNFPA $10,594,751 (71%)
    GOV $1,426,692 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (22)
    Non-core Resources (78)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $168,356
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $50621 (30%)
    NGO $33178 (20%)
    GOV $84557 (50%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (14)
    Non-core Resources (86)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $13,622,200
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $10482025 (77%)
    NGO $2156331 (16%)
    GOV $983845 (7%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (24)
    Non-core Resources (76)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $10,490
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $9193 (88%)
    GOV $1298 (12%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (28)
    Non-core Resources (72)
    Supply chain management
    Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
    Total Spending:
    $813,523
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $45651 (6%)
    NGO $559912 (69%)
    GOV $207960 (26%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (0)
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Health workforce capacity
    Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
    Total Spending:
    $339,317
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $7262 (2%)
    NGO $183023 (54%)
    GOV $149032 (44%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (14)
    Non-core Resources (86)
    Adolescents and youth
    Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $1,189,557
    Implemented by:
    NGO $1,067,536 (90%)
    GOV $122,021 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (4)
    Non-core Resources (96)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $1,139,976
    Implemented by:
    NGO $1062557 (93%)
    GOV $77420 (7%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (2)
    Non-core Resources (98)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $20,782
    Implemented by:
    NGO $4979 (24%)
    GOV $15803 (76%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Youth policies
    Population policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $28,799
    Implemented by:
    GOV $28799 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (82)
    Non-core Resources (18)
    Gender equality
    Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
    Total Spending:
    $6,228,560
    Implemented by:
    NGO $3,571,213 (57%)
    UNFPA $1,944,210 (31%)
    GOV $713,137 (11%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (15)
    Non-core Resources (85)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $5,472,452
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1738091 (32%)
    NGO $3121053 (57%)
    GOV $613309 (11%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (16)
    Non-core Resources (84)
    Social Norms
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $234,209
    Implemented by:
    NGO $173022 (74%)
    GOV $61187 (26%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (19)
    Non-core Resources (81)
    Eliminating harmful practices
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $521,899
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $206119 (39%)
    NGO $277138 (53%)
    GOV $38642 (7%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Analysis on population dynamics
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $1,475,070
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,034,618 (70%)
    GOV $396,903 (27%)
    NGO $43,549 (3%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (94)
    Non-core Resources (6)
    Demographic intelligence
    Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities
    Total Spending:
    $985,801
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $857491 (87%)
    NGO $43549 (4%)
    GOV $84761 (9%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (97)
    Non-core Resources (3)
    National population data system
    Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
    Total Spending:
    $489,270
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $177127 (36%)
    GOV $312143 (64%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (88)
    Non-core Resources (12)

    Programme Documentation

    CPE Nigeria [2013] (DP/FPA/2012/11)
    Cycle: 2013-2013
    CPD Nigeria [2018-2022] (DP/FPA/CPD/NGA/8)
    Cycle: 2018-2022
    CPD Nigeria [2014-2017] (DP/FPA/CPD/NGA/7)
    Cycle: 2014-2017
    CPAP Nigeria [2011-2013]
    Cycle: 2011-2013
    CPD Nigeria [2009-2012] (DP/FPA/CPD/NGA/6)
    Cycle: 2009-2012
    Technical notes and sources

    The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.

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