Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services Improved in Niger
as USAID-funded Activity Comes to a Close
Niamey, Niger, June 14, 2023: The AmplifyPF project – funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs – organized an official closing ceremony of the five-year AmplifyPF family planning project. The project operated in four Ouagadougou Partnership countries, including Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, and Togo since June 2018.
“In Niger, the use of family planning services is still low, with high population growth as a result of the lack of access to good family planning information and modern contraceptive methods,” said Ms. Maria Barron, USAID/Niger Mission Director. “I am proud to note the positive difference the Amplify PF project has made in the lives of so many Nigeriens.”
To address Niger’s unmet family planning needs and improve maternal and child health, the AmplifyPF project mobilized partners to maximize impact and expand access to and use of quality family planning services. The project was implemented in three Niamey and two Zinder Health Districts.
Thanks to this project, more than 100,000 Nigerian women have adopted a method of contraception improving their quality of life and that of their families.
Ms. Barron congratulated the communities, young people, women, municipal officials, health care providers, and religious leaders who worked tirelessly for the success of the project which was implemented by Pathfinder and the Population Council.
The USAID Mission Director praised the efforts of the Government of Niger, which has adopted a plan to reposition family planning for the 2021-2025 period and aims to achieve a contraceptive prevalence rate of 29.3% in 2025.