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.
Author

SHOPS Project

Contributor

SHOPS Project

Published
June 2015
Resource Types
Program Profile
Country
Nigeria
Technical Area
Digital Health
Provider Access to Finance
Social and Behavior Change Communication
Health Area
Child Health
Family Planning
Maternal Health
Keywords
business and financial training
demand generation
long-acting permanent methods
reproductive health
Sub-Saharan Africa
zinc
Current Downloads
38

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