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
The Advocacy Core Group (ACG) has about 36 members in Ilorin and has carried out a lot of activities to complement the efforts of NURHI. The Chairman of the group says “We started by carrying out advocacy to government agencies, firstly, to the Commissioner of...
At a glance... Information regarding the characteristics of EC users in Nigeria and Kenya is very limited. Recent EC users were more likely to be in their twenties, unmarried and more highly educated than never users or ever users of EC in both countries. The...
At a glance... There is evidence in Nigeria of bias against certain family planning (FP) methods by service providers for reasons that include a woman’s age, marital status, number of births and religion. The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative’s (NURHI)...
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