The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) II is a five-year project, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the vision to eliminate supply and demand barriers to contraceptive use and make family planning a social norm in Nigeria.
In Phase I (2009-2014) NURHI operated in six cities (FCT, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kaduna, Benin and Zaria) and significantly contributed to the increase in family planning contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) in these cities, which can be seen in the 2013 National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS). To read more about Phase I of the NURHI Project, Click here
Phase II of the NURHI Project, which commenced in October 2015, is being implemented in three States: five years (2015-2020) in Lagos and Kaduna States, and three years (2015-2018) in Oyo State. The NURHI II Project is built on the premise that demand for family planning is a requirement for increased contraceptive use therefore increasing demand, which will cause improvement in contraceptive service provision.
NURHI II aims to accomplish the vision of increased CPR in family planning in its implementation States through a positive shift in family planning social norms, at the structural, service and community levels. Four themes will support and reinforce proven models in family planning services, and create new activities where necessary.