MSI Nigeria first opened its clinics in 2009, providing high-quality contraceptive services, and soon became one of Nigeria’s leading providers of long acting and permanent contraception.
Since then, the programme has grown at scale and has 5 Centres, 24 Outreach teams, a network of over 312 MSI Ladies, 142 Private Sector health facilities, provides support to over 2,700 public health facilities and has a successful Social Marketing channel operating in all regions. MSI Nigeria has grown to be the country’s leading sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRHR) provider- over 1 in 10 women in Nigeria using contraception received their method of choice from MSI Nigeria.
MSI Nigeria works with the Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders across all 36 of the country’s states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja to ensure women and girls, including those living in rural and poor communities, can access the healthcare they need to determine their own bodies and futures.
One of strategies implemented to achieve this goal is the Health Systems Strengthening approach. This model allows MSI Nigeria to sustainably increase the public health sector’s capacity and ownership in SRHR over a period of three to four years before handing them over to government led quality teams.
Also, through the 24 outreach teams work with the government health stakeholders at states to agree an outreach schedule that allows them to work and provide SRHR services in rural and hard to reach communities to reach women and girls with SRHR services who often may not have alternative access to care. MSI Nigeria interventions support women and girls affected by humanitarian conditions or living in security compromised settings where through these outreach programmes.
FCDO, Women’s Intergrated Sexual Health (WISH) Since 2018 (project closing out in Q1 2024), FCDO has funded MSI Nigeria’s service delivery channels to meet the most vulnerable access SRHR in the Northern Nigeria. The project had a specific focus on reaching poorest populations, including youth and people living with disabilities.
Blue Hill Foundation (BHF), Expanding Access to Contraception in Nigeria Project: Originally implemented from September 2019 to August 2022, the project received a costed extension to December 2023. The project has enhanced and broadened the availability of contraception for women and girls in Nigeria, focusing on in 11 southern states where over 900 government health facilities have been supported.
CIFF, STEP UP: Starting in 2022, Step Up 1 has supported MSI Nigeria’s ability to sustain last mile service delivery for essential SRH services, including safe abortion by focussing on accelerating the transition towards equitable public sector provision. The programme also delivered activities to address gender, social barriers and norms by working with communities and their leaders.
KFW Reproductive Health and Pandemic Resilience (RHPR) Project, Nigeria: Started in 2023 (to December 2025) This project focusses on integrated services in the PSS, MSL, and OR channels tackling sexual reproductive health, SGBV and menstrual health in the Northern Regions of Nigeria.
Contact our Nigeria support office to talk about our work.
Marie Stopes Nigeria
59 Anthony Enahoro Street
Tel: +234 07098 200 537