December 29, 2015

PMA2020/Nigeria Results Featured in the Nigerian Guardian Newspaper

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Data shows impressive gains in family planning uptake in Lagos, Kaduna

Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA 2020) second round survey results were shared last week in Abuja with family planning stakeholders in Nigeria. PMA2020 is a multi-country project implemented by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The results from the second round PMA2020, an innovative mobile-phone-based survey being conducted in Lagos and Kaduna states, demonstrate the impressive progress that is being made by Family planning programs in Lagos and Kaduna. The data indicate that there have been considerable gains in access to and use of modern contraceptives, particularly for long-acting methods such as intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants. Long-acting contraceptives are highly effective and can protect women from pregnancy for many years.