© 2000 Liz Gilbert, Courtesy of Photoshare
Liz Gilbert
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November 29, 2000
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<p> A young mother awaits health care at a clinic in Jos, Nigeria, amongst a crowd that has flocked to the newly established program.</p>


Nigeria is Africa's most populous country with an estimated population of nearly 123 million people. At the average annual population growth rate of 2.9 percent, Nigeria's population is expected to surpass 200 million by the year 2025. More than 20 million Nigerians don't have access to family planning and reproductive health services. Half of all women have children by the age of 20. The planet campaign is a David and Lucile Packard Foundation-funded campaign to raise awareness, understanding and support of international family planning. Visit www.familyplanet.org for more information.

History of Use

Organization Media Type Title
ORC Macro Powerpoint Presentation Nigeria DHS: Final Report, May 2004
Constella Futures (Washington) Powerpoint Presentation JSI Research & Training Institute, FAMPLAN: A Model for Strategic Planning for Family Planning, November 2006
Partners in Population and Development Factsheet PPD Africa Regional Office: Family Planning and Reproductive Health, October 2007
Population Connection Factsheet The Global Gag Rule ("A Bleak Choice"- the choice NGO's face on whether to serve all their patients' needs or obtain U.S. funding that could help some patients and alienate others who desperately need services), February 2004
Futures Group (Nigeria) Poster Reproductive Situation in Nigeria, February 2004
Population Media Center (PMC) Website www.populationmedia.org ,January 2003
Futures Group Website www.policyproject.com ,June 2003
Family Health International (FHI) Headquarters Magazine Network: Improving Reproductive Health Services, January 2002
Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Factsheet Quality of Care, Spring/ Summer 2002
Population Connection Magazine ZPG Reporter: A Production of Population Connection, Vol. 34 No. 3, Fall 2002