Population Council Nigeria is dedicated to meeting the needs of marginalized populations, including adolescent girls and young women, and to promoting access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, and family planning services. The Council has been working in partnership with government ministries and health organizations in Nigeria since the 1960s, establishing a country office in Abuja in 2006.

The Council in Nigeria undertakes projects that aim to ensure integrated, effective health system delivery across malaria, maternal health, sexual and reproductive health, and family planning services; promote equitable and violence-free relationships; reduce the prevalence of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia; improve acceptability and access to a diverse method mix of contraception; influence attitudes and policy around female genital mutilation and cutting; understand and address the needs of victims of sexual and gender-based violence; and more.

In early 2022, Population Council Nigeria was chosen to host the FP2030 North, West, and Central African regional hub, which will cover 30 countries in the region and provide staff expertise in country engagement, youth partnerships, advocacy and accountability, high-impact family planning practices, as well as fundraising and communications.

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