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Nigeria RAPID Population and Development: Why Fertility Affects Health
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Author(s): Federal Ministry of Health

Primary Language: English

Date: 11/1/2011



In 2011, the Health Policy Project, in collaboration with the Family Planning Action Group (FPAG), supported the development of a Nigeria RAPID application. The FPAG, comprising governmental and nongovernmental organizations, focuses on the state of family planning in Nigeria and the need for more support and funding for the national family planning program. “RAPID” stands for “Resources for the Awareness of Population Impacts on Development,” and it is a tool designed to help policymakers understand the relationships between fertility, population growth, health, education, agriculture, economic growth, and national security. This package of materials uses RAPID projections to highlight the large unmet need for family planning in Nigeria and its impact on maternal and child health. By lowering average fertility in the country, 31,000 maternal deaths and 1.5 million child deaths could be averted by 2021.

Also see the RAPID package of materials highlighting the impact of rapid population growth on the country's development: Nigeria RAPID Population and Development: How Fertility Affects Development.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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