The Challenge Initiative is positioned to promote sustainability, local ownership and demonstrate the feasibility of long term investment in Reproductive Health. TCI offers Nigeria the chance to accelerate and scale up the positive changes in reproductive health delivered through the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) since 2009. Managed by The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute, TCI will accelerate the scale-up of NURHI approaches and provide guidance to self-selected states, Local Government Areas (LGAs) and partners willing to invest in family planning (FP) programming.
TCI Nigeria will catalyze a true FP movement in Nigeria where new states, cities, and partners ask for technical and financial coaching and mentoring to implement successful FP programming to match their own investments. TCI seeks to help states and cities replicate innovative FP models for improved maternal health in Nigeria.
Over the life of the project, TCI Nigeria will encourage at least 10 states in Nigeria to invest their own resources to replicate the NURHI model and increase the number of FP users in urban areas.
News from the Nigeria Hub
“We started using family planning after our first child, we really wanted to space our children but then, we did not know about much about family planning. This was before NURHI came to Ilorin. We visited a family planning clinic where we were counseled on all...
A 30-year-old passionate mother of four, Baraka Hashimu founded and manages a training center for women in her community. Under her tutelage, women learn sewing, knitting, soap-making, bead-making and food catering. She sells the products created by her students...
A couple in Abuja Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is discussing what to have for dinner. The discussion about eating last week’s soup quickly turns into an argument about finances. The couple worries about being able to make ends meet – how will they pay their rent...
Where We Work in Nigeria
How We Work
- Coaching and Technical Assistance Framework
- Coaching That Exceeds Expectations: A Case Study of TCI Nigeria Coaching Model
- Reflection and Action to Improve Self-reliance and Effectiveness (RAISE) tool
- Preliminary Findings from the Adolescent and Youth Flexi-Track Survey in Nigeria
- Co-Financing Strategy: Accelerating Sustainable Scale of Family Planning in Nigeria through Innovative Financing