News and Resources about Nigeria

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Abortion Law and Policy in Nigeria: Barriers to Women’s Access to Safe and Legal Care

This fact sheet looks at the policy implications of a national abortion incidence study showing that, even though abortion is heavily restricted throughout Nigeria, 1.25 million Nigerian women had an abortion in 2012. The study found that ... More »

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Enhancing the quality of abortion care: Successful initiatives to improve clinical skills and facility services

This report looks at initiatives in four countries—Nigeria, Nepal, Ghana and Zambia—where Ipas is working with governments, communities and other partners to provide clinical and programmatic support to providers and ... More »

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The crisis of reproductive care in humanitarian settings

An estimated 26 million women and girls of reproductive age live in refugee camps and other crisis settings around the world. They experience increased levels of exploitation, sexual violence and transactional sex, which can lead to ... More »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Expanding roles of providers in safe abortion care: A programmatic approach to meeting women’s needs

This brief examines the key results from expanding abortion service provision to midlevel providers in 10 Ipas country programs throughout Asia and Africa, including a global analysis of programmatic data from all 10 countries and two case ... More »

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ipas Nigeria Misoprostol Regimen and Guidance Factsheet

This factsheet, developed for postabortion care providers in Nigeria, is a helpful resource for any provider who performs postabortion care in settings where abortion is legally restricted and misoprostol-only regimens are used because ... More »

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ipas Nigeria Misoprostol Regimen and Guidance Card

This pocket-sized card, developed for postabortion care providers in Nigeria, is a helpful resource for any provider who performs postabortion care in settings where abortion is legally restricted and misoprostol-only regimens are used ... More »

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ipas uses photography to engage Nigerian refugees on their reproductive health needs

Women who are refugees and/or internally displaced persons (IDPs) have acute sexual and reproductive health needs and deserve to lead the discussion about what those needs are and how to fulfill them.  An innovative Ipas project in ... More »

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Abortion is common in Nigeria despite restrictive law

On November 4, Ipas Nigeria hosted a launch event to share the findings of a national abortion incidence study conducted by the University of Ibadan and the Guttmacher Institute. More than 100 participants from state governments, civil ... More »

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Social media campaign in Nigeria takes aim at sexual violence

In countries around the world, sexual violence against women and girls contributes to their higher risk of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion. In Nigeria, a youth-led social media campaign is raising awareness of the link between ... More »

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ipas Brief (April 2013)

In Nigeria prior to 2009, complications from incomplete abortion were widespread and more treatment options were necessary in order to reach all women in need. Misoprostol would be a valuable addition to the treatment options in Nigeria, ... More »

Friday, July 2, 2010

Offering misoprostol as an alternative to manual vacuum aspiration for treatment of incomplete abortion in Nigeria – Lessons from a multi-site introduction

This report demonstrates the results of a study conducted by Ipas Nigeria and the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria in 2009. The purpose of the research was to to evaluate the introduction of misoprostol for the ... More »

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Creating a healthy future for Nigerian women

Nigeria has the largest population in sub-Saharan Africa. It also has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality ratios, between 800 and 1,100 deaths per 100,000 live births. For the vast majority of Nigerian women, critical ... More »

Monday, August 15, 2005

Turning training into practice: Findings of an impact evaluation of postabortion care training in Nigeria

This report presents the results of an Ipas study on the attitudes, behaviors and practices of health-care providers in Nigeria who received postabortion care training. The report concludes with recommendations for strengthening training ... More »