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    Posted on: 14 August 2017

    Okokomaiko Community in Lagos acquires new clinic for Family Planning services

    Date:  Saturday, 12 August 2017 Lagos – A new Family Planning Clinic has been established by the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative 2 (NURHI) at Okokomaiko Primary Health Centre, Iba Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos, to improve health services. Read more:  http://www ...

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    Posted on: 10 August 2017

    CCP Program in Nigeria Increases Modern Contraceptive Use, Study Suggests

    Date:  Tuesday, 8 August 2017 Source:  Johns Hopkins CCP Over a four-year period, new research suggests, a program led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in six large Nigerian cities was associated with a 10 percentage-point increase in the use of modern contraceptive methods ...

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    Posted on: 29 June 2017

    Place teenagers on family planning methods to secure their future- NURHI

    Date:  Thursday, 29 June 2017 Source:  Daily Trust The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) has recommended family planning methods for teenagers to restrict high rate of pregnancy among them and secure their future. Read more: ...

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    Posted on: 13 July 2017

    MLE Project Releases their End of Project Report

    Date:  Monday, 26 June 2017 After six years of evaluating the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI), the MLE Project is pleased to announce the release of our End of Project report. As a means to showcase the successes, challenges, and future directions of urban reproductive health, our End ...

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    Posted on: 26 May 2017

    Family Planning to cost Oyo N2 bn yearly

    Date:  Thursday, 25 May 2017 Source:  Nigerian Tribune Going by Oyo State’s new family planning blue print, no less than N2billion would be required ever year to ensure the Oyo state’s contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) increases from 37.4 percent to 60 percent. Read more:  Article News Type:  ...

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    Posted on: 26 May 2017

    Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums

    Date:  Monday, 22 May 2017 Source:  MENA FN Globally, there's a general decline in the number of women who die from pregnancy or childbirth complications. However in Kenya, it remains high at 488deaths per 100,000 live births. Maternal mortality is a health indicator of the wide gaps between ...

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    Posted on: 5 May 2017

    The Challenge Initiative: Putting Family Planning Investment in Nigeria on the front burner

    Date:  Friday, 5 May 2017 Source:  Nigeria Health Watch Investing in family planning has been identified as critical to accelerating Nigeria’s progress on 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. This potential acceleration is important ...

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    Posted on: 5 May 2017

    The problems of family planning in Nigeria

    Date:  Saturday, 29 April 2017 Source:  The Economist Faith and tradition favour high fertility. Education pulls the other way Read more:  Read more News Type:  Reproductive Health News ...

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    Posted on: 5 May 2017

    High demand for long-acting contraceptives

    Date:  Tuesday, 18 April 2017 Source:  The Hindu Over 50% of married women in Rajasthan are using modern methods. Read more:  Read more News Type:  Reproductive Health News ...

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    Posted on: 29 March 2017

    Comparing Women's Contraceptive Preferences With Their Choices in 5 Urban Family Planning Clinics in Ghana

    Date:  Friday, 24 March 2017 Source:  Global Health: Science and Practice Concern about contraceptive side effects is a common reason reported by women for not using contraception or discontinuing use. We sought to characterize women's preferences related to method characteristics and side ...