New data on contraceptive methods and services will inform Nigeria’s FP2020 goals
Abuja, Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Health, the Society for Family Health (SFH) and Population Services International (PSI) are proud to announce the FPwatch results dissemination event, taking place on 6th December, 2016 from [8:30am-4:00pm] at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja (Congress Hall). FPwatch is a multi-country research project designed to generate evidence on modern contraceptive method and service availability through surveys administered to all public and private health facilities and outlets. The FPwatch evidence that will be presented at the dissemination event are vital in helping to inform national strategies and policies aimed at achieving the FP2020 commitments: to achieve a contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of 36% by 2018.
Conducted in 2015, the FPwatch survey in Nigeria includes over 2,500 outlets providing contraceptive methods or services. Survey results illustrate the availability, relative market share and price of modern contraceptive methods across outlet types and will assess readiness to provide modern family planning services. In particular findings showed that:
- The private sector accounts for the majority of outlets stocking modern contraceptive methods and distribution of modern contraceptive methods.
- Most outlets have at least one modern contraceptive method available. Availability of 3+ or 5+ methods was typically low across outlet types.
- Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods account for almost three-fifths of the total market share of couple-years of protection (CYP).
- There was some variation in availability, price, market share and service readiness indicators by geographic zones and urban/rural status.
Tuesday’s event will bring government and other stakeholders together to interpret the findings in the greater context of Nigeria’s family planning environment. Attendees will focus on interpreting the study results and discussion action items based on the findings.