Nigeria has restated its commitment towards ensuring access of women to family planning services and commodities with a pledge to achieve a modern contraceptive rate of 27 per cent among all women by 2020. Nigeria also committed to increasing its annual allocation for contraceptives from $3 million to $4 million while ensuring total disbursement of $56 million to the states through participation in the Global Financing Facility and international development assistance loans. The commitments were made as over 60 leaders from around the world, gathered at 2017 Family Planning Summit in London, to make bold commitments that will expand access to family planning to millions of women and girls worldwide. Commitments were made to the tune of $2.5 billion by 2020, with $1.5 billion committed by countries in Asia and Africa.
These commitments are expected to go a long way in reaching thousands of women and girls with critical reproductive health information. Read more