Nigeria Program Profile
The SHOPS project began working in Nigeria in 2010 and aims to strengthen private sector family planning, reproductive health, and maternal and child health services. This profile presents the goals, components, results, and the following lessons learned from the SHOPS program in Nigeria:
- Focused provider training, combined with demand creation, is a powerful tool for encouraging providers to introduce new clinical methods.
- Use of SMS technology offers a cost effective way of reinforcing training and increasing efficiencies in commodity logistics.
- Microfinance institutions, supported by DCA credit guarantees, offer critical opportunities for smaller providers to access credit and expand their services.