Title: SHOPS Plus Nigeria FP Baseline Assessment
Timeline: Phase 1 (FCT and Plateau State: May 2018-August 2018); Phase 2 (Oyo and Akwa Ibom States): February 2019-May 2019
The Nigeria Family Planning program’s main objective is to improve access to voluntary family planning services in three Nigerian states (Plateau, Akwa Ibom, and Oyo) and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). SHOPS Plus is implementing a multi-year approach to increase human resources of health access to contraceptive services among couples of reproductive age), by training public and private sector providers to provide long acting reversible contraceptives . To ensure quality service provision we are enriching supportive supervision experiences and strengthening complementary systems that promote quality improvement and data management for decision-making.
To better understand private and public facilities’ capacity to deliver FP services prior to training, SHOPS Plus carried out an assessment to collect facility-specific baseline information in Plateau, FCT, Akwa Ibom and Oyo states. The assessment collected data on:
- Facility infrastructure (source of electricity/water, medical waste disposal, number of rooms, essential equipment inventory, telephone/internet access, ambulance)
- Types of non-FP services offered (ANC/PNC, general outpatient, HIV services, malaria)
- Types of FP services offered (methods, client flow, counseling and service provision protocols)
- Human resources (total number of staff by cadre, number of staff trained to provide FP services including various long-acting methods (IUD, implants etc); number of staff that provide FP services)
- Lab and pharmacy services (availability of lab services; availability of FP commodities and current stocks) and
- Health management information system
Quantitative survey of public and private facilities, administered to the facility’s primary decision-maker. The survey will also gage State’s interest in providing TB-related services and their readiness to do so.
Status: Phase 1 – Complete; Phase 2 - ongoing
Date of last update: March 2019