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Niger

Since the early 1990s, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Our impact

  • Fourteen health care providers at five health care facilities are providing postpartum family planning services, including the postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device, where these services were not available before.
  • The midwifery curricula at two midwifery and nursing schools have been updated and revised to use competency-based learning approaches, resulting in students having more opportunities to learn and practice clinical skills during their studies and being more competent in midwifery skills upon graduation.

Current programs


  • Introduction and Expansion of Postpartum Family Planning Services

    With funding from the United Nations Population Fund, Jhpiego is helping the Government of Niger (as well as those of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo) to introduce and expand postpartum family planning (PPFP) services, including the postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUD). Teams of health care providers—including obstetrician/gynecologists, nurses and midwives—have been trained to integrate PPFP counseling and services into maternity care services, with follow-up visits by Jhpiego to further expand the program in Benin and Niger. Jhpiego is currently collecting service delivery data in all of the countries to: 1) verify that PPFP/PPIUD services are currently taking place; 2) review retention of program-trained providers; and 3) review facility-level data on service delivery, including PPFP/PPIUD service statistics.

Current programs

Introduction and Expansion of Postpartum Family Planning Services

With funding from the United Nations Population Fund, Jhpiego is helping the Government of Niger (as well as those of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo) to introduce and expand postpartum family planning (PPFP) services, including the postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUD). Teams of health care providers—including obstetrician/gynecologists, nurses and midwives—have been trained to integrate PPFP counseling and services into maternity care services, with follow-up visits by Jhpiego to further expand the program in Benin and Niger. Jhpiego is currently collecting service delivery data in all of the countries to: 1) verify that PPFP/PPIUD services are currently taking place; 2) review retention of program-trained providers; and 3) review facility-level data on service delivery, including PPFP/PPIUD service statistics.

Current and recent donors


UNFPA

Niger-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Nancy Ali, West Africa Regional Director
Tel. 1.202.835.3100
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036 USA