DKT Aims to train 1000 healthcare providers in Lydia IUD training in Nigeria

DKT Nigeria is helping to transform access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), IUDs and Implants. Almost all clinicians provide oral contraceptives and condoms, but fewer offer IUDs or implants. To overcome this gap, we are offering training & supportive supervision interventions on IUDs designed to increase health providers knowledge and counseling skills of LARC methods in Nigeria.

DKT Nigeria developed a training curriculum that gives doctors and nurses the skills to educate young women and couples about LARCs. The training includes a classroom session followed by a practical hospital-based session for insertion of IUDs conducted by our experienced trainers. After the training, each trainee undergoes intensive supportive supervision from our in-house clinical team and help providers to integrate IUDs and implants into routine contraceptive care by improving method specific knowledge and counseling and placement skills.

In the pilot phase, DKT trained 50 providers in Lagos with training and supportive supervision. In next 18 months, DKT aims to train 1000 doctors and nurses across Nigeria to improve access to LARC methods.

If you are a healthcare provider and interested, please send us an email to or call 0812 991 7857 to register for the training program.