SAYANA PRESS CHALLENGE; NIGERIA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Sayana Press injectable contraceptive.
Learn more about the Sayana® Press Challenge and why training health providers to administer Sayana® Press can be particularly valuable for women who prefer injectable contraceptives but don’t have regular access.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
The proportion of women who die in pregnancy or during birth remains high in Nigeria. Some of the factors contributing to the problem and frequent births and limited access to desired methods of contraception, most notably in rural areas. Despite strong evidence that spacing births contributes to a reduction of maternal and child mortality, only 10% of the 40 million women of reproductive age are using modern contraceptive methods in Nigeria. The unmet need for family planning remains high.
To change this narrative and increase women's access to contraceptive services in Nigeria, Power in Her Hand Initiative will pilot the training of Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) to introduce and distribute an innovative and easy-to-use injectable contraceptive, Sayana Press, in rural areas of Sokoto in Northern Nigeria. To reach even more girls and women in need of these services, Power in Her Hand Initiative will consider the training of community-based distributors in door-to-door distribution, proprietary and patent medical vendors, or clients themselves to achieve scale.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Distribute Sayana Press to 500 women during the pilot
- Train 100 community health workers during the pilot
- Distribute Sayana Press to 25,000 women by the end of year 2
- Train 5,000 community health workers by the end of year 2
Mu'azu Muhammad - Team Leader