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Conferences & Publications

NURHI aims to contribute to the national and global body of knowledge for family planning programing in Nigeria. NURHI continues to conduct analysis on the rich data available from the various assessments and surveys as well as the recently released 2013 NDHS, to gain more insight into what works and why and how to improve family planning in Nigeria. NURHI has been active in presenting and disseminating research findings and data at a variety of national and international conferences. 

Conferences

A list of the oral and poster presentations given:

  • Training Family Planning Providers via Mobile Phones in Urban Nigeria. H. Schwandt. Population Association of America Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2014.
  • Spatial Examination of Family Planning Provider Networks in Urban Nigeria. H. Schwandt. Population Association of America Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2014
  • Enhancing contraceptive stock out information with a couple years protection lost measure – a useful tool for family planning programs. H. Schwandt. American Public Health Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013.
  • Biases in Contraceptive Service Provision among Clinical and Non-Clinical Family Planning Provider Network Members in Nigeria. H. Schwandt. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Busan, South Korea, 2013.
  • The Medical Mystery of Contraceptive Method Choice in Urban Nigeria. H. Schwandt. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Busan, South Korea, 2013.
  • Biases in Contraceptive Service Provision among Clinical and Non-Clinical Family Planning Provider Network Members in Nigeria. H. Schwandt. Population Association of America Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013.
  • Family planning provider barriers to family planning services in urban Nigeria. H. Schwandt. American Public Health Conference, San Francisco, California, 2012.
  • Understanding Health Provider Attitudes towards Family Planning: An Urban Nigeria Case Study. L. Hebert. Urban Health Conference, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2011.
  • The Fear of Modern Contraceptive Methods among Urban Nigerians and the Role of Health Care Professionals in Addressing this Fear. H. Schwandt, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Low Awareness of Family Planning Service Sites among Community Members. A. Saad, American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Initiating the Family Planning Conversations in Urban Nigeria: A Difficult Task for Women. H. Schwandt. Global Health Conference, Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Women’s Empowerment and Family Planning in Urban Nigeria. M. Corroon. International Conference on Family Planning, Dakar, Senegal, 2011.
  • Assessment of the Resources Available for Contraceptive Security in Nigeria, C. Ibeawuchi. International Conference on Family Planning, Dakar, Senegal, 2011.
  • Inadequate birth spacing is perceived as riskier than all family planning methods, except sterilization, among urban Nigerians. H. Schwandt. International Conference on Family Planning, Dakar, Senegal, 2011.
  • Family planning service delivery in urban Nigeria: Room for improvement. L. Herbert. International Conference on Family Planning, Dakar, Senegal, 2011.
  • Exploring the North-South contraceptive divide in urban Nigeria: the role of leaders’ support for family planning on women’s use of modern contraceptive methods in six Nigerian cities. M. Boulay. International Conference on Family Planning, Dakar, Senegal, 2011.
  • Utilizing qualitative and quantitative data to explore the role of spousal communication on family planning use in urban Nigeria. H. Schwandt. International Conference on Family Planning, Dakar, Senegal, 2011.
  • Access to Modern Contraceptives in Urban Nigeria: A Netmap Analysis. A.Saad. Urban Health Conference, 2011.

Publications

NURHI has published several papers with data and findings from the project’s research, monitoring and evaluation data:

  • Hebert LE, Schwandt HM, Boulay M, Skinner J. (2013). Family planning providers’ perspectives on family planning service delivery in Ibadan and Kaduna, Nigeria: a qualitative study. Journal of Family Planning Reproductive Health Care 39(1):29-35.

The Measurement, Learning and Evaluation program (MLE) project works in collaboration with NURHI to disseminate findings from their baseline, midterm, and end line surveys to ensure successful local, national, regional and global dissemination and use of program results. Together NURHI and the MLE have been able to foster relationships with key stakeholders to encourage evidence-based policymaking and allocation of resources that improve urban family planning programs. In addition, the MLE project provides a global resource on urban reproductive health, distributing MLE findings and methodologies, and developing policy briefs, fact sheets and technical working papers. To read more about the MLE research, study designs, data and findings, click here.