Nigeria: Lagos State Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan, 2016–2018

During the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, Nigeria committed to increasing total contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) for married women by 2 percent annually to reach an overall CPR of 36 percent by 2018. To realize this commitment, the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) developed the Nigeria Family Planning Blueprint (scale-up plan), a five-year costed implementation plan that outlines the concrete, detailed programme activities and associated costs and resources required to implement a comprehensive national family planning programme.

The Nigeria Family Planning Blueprint details specific family planning targets for each state to achieve over the five-year period. If each state reaches their share of the blueprint, the country will achieve the national commitment of 36 percent CPR by 2018. Lagos State must increase the overall CPR for married women from 48 percent to 74 percent by 2018 in order to fulfil the state’s share of the National Blueprint goal.

The Lagos State Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) was developed to guide the state towards meeting the Lagos-specific targets set within the national blueprint. The CIP was developed under the guidance and oversight of the Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH), with support from donors and implementing partners. Consultants from the Nigeria Costed Implementation Plan Technical Support Unit, implemented by Palladium and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), worked under the direction of the LSMOH’s family planning (FP) unit to define the priorities, activities, and associated costs required to reach the FP objectives of the state. Development of the plan was an iterative process that utilised programme landscaping and assessments to inform the development of family planning activities and costs in Lagos State from 2016 to 2018. The plan incorporates best practices and effective strategies in reproductive health (RH) and family planning to ensure high impact towards the overall objective of increasing CPR for married women to 74 percent by 2018.