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Program Research

NURHI has conducted several research studies to test the project’s approaches and improve implementation: 

  • Study assessing individual, household and family planning supply factors affecting contraceptive switching and discontinuation in urban Nigeria – A study aimed at identifying the individual, household and supply side factors that affect the decision to switch or discontinue contraceptive methods use was conducted among women in two of NURHI intervention cities, Ibadan and Kaduna. Findings help NURHI understand better the factors that motivate individuals to seek clinic-based FP services and the quality of client-provider communication in family planning (FP) counseling sessions, and effectiveness of counseling in meeting client’s FP preferences and needs, among others.
  • Study assessing the effectiveness of training on quality of care from the client perspectives: a simulated client approach - A simulated client study to assess the effects of the training on quality of care from the client perspectives. In particular, the study focused on assessing changes in the skills of doctors, nurses, midwives and CHEWs as a result of participation in the NURHI trainings. These cadres of service providers represent the majority of FP providers in Nigeria.
  • Study assessing the role of non-clinical private providers in FP information provision to care seekers at Patent Medicine stores and Pharmacies - Non-clinical private providers play a key role in the provision of correct and adequate information on family planning services to their clients. NURHI plans to assess the role of the PPMVs and Community Pharmacists in the provision of family planning information and services and will assess the quality of the information that they provide.