Leveraging the high impact and evidenced-based outcomes recorded on the RASuDiN project, ARFH is implementing the Community Oriented DMPA-SC/Self Injection Acceleration in Nigeria (CODAiN) project, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The project aims to increase access to Hard to Reach (HTR) communities through its community-based distribution model to expand the acceptability and accessibility and close the gaps in the unmet needs and missed opportunities for FP through community scale-up of DMPA-SC and self-injection (SI) as a self-care measure within the broader contraceptive method mix.
The project will scale up and accelerate the roll-out of DMPA-SC and SI in four (4) additional BMGF focal states (Gombe, Kano, Nasarawa, and Yobe) and sustain the gains in four states of the RASuDiN project (Enugu, Lagos, Niger, and Plateau). These consolidated states will be supported to transition from the use of Community Resource Persons (CORPs) to the Government’s Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme as well as achieve full sustainability at scale in all the 164 LGAs of the 8 states.
15th November 2022 – 14th November 2026
To expand the acceptability, accessibility, and use of DMPA-SC self-injection within the broader contraceptive method mix, and kick start and/or accelerate the roll-out of self-injection in 8 Nigerian states.
- To enable the introduction and scale up of DMPA-SC/SI
- To expand method choices in hard-to-reach areas and increase reach to new FP users
- To generate demand for and use of FP
- To optimize the use of data
- To strengthen government’s capacity through journey to self-reliance
- Advocacy/Stakeholders’ Engagement
- Capacity Building
- Demand Generation
- Service Delivery (both at facilities & communities)
- Journey to self-reliance (sustainability)
Key Project Activities
- Federal and states stakeholders’ engagement to secure commitments and buy-in.
- Landscape assessment/facility & community audit.
- Training of facility and community health workers (CORPs/CHIPS) for FP service delivery.
- State-led demand generation activities.
- Community-level DMPA-SC and SI service provision by CHIPS/CORPs including in IDP camps.
- Coordination and supportive supervision.
- Routine monitoring, evidence-based research, and data reporting and management.
Dr. Uba Sabo
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