Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), the Society for Family Health (SFH) and Population Services International (PSI) are set to share the results of FPwatch survey at a planned dissemination event, taking place on Tuesday at Abuja’s Transcorp Hilton.
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.
FPwatch’s findings 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, the survey’s findings showed 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; and that availability of 3+ or 5+ methods was typically low across outlet types.
Moreover, the survey founded that long-acting reversible contraceptive methods account for almost three-fifths of the total market share of couple-years of protection (CYP); and that 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 together government agencies 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.