Partnership with UNFPA to Expand SRH Services in Gubio and Kaga LGAs

 

Partnership with UNFPA to Expand SRH Services in Gubio and Kaga LGAs

Overview:

The violent attacks on civilians by Boko Haram since 2009 have caused widespread devastation in north eastern Nigeria. More than 2.2 million people have fled their homes and about 7 million are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance. One of the effects of the insurgency is the devastation of the health systems and population health; over 60% of the health facilities destroyed especially in rural areas where health services are needed most; about 2,900 have been killed and about 15,000 health personnel have fled the conflict affected areas. The most affected area of the health system has been access to basic health services, including sexual reproductive health (SRH). The effects of the conflict on SRH outcomes include increased maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality; high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and STIs, SGBV, increased levels of survival sex, unwanted pregnancy and sometimes clandestine abortion. Borno state even before the insurgency is within a zone that had the wo

Donor: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Location of Project Start of Project End of Project
Selection of target LGAs –Benisheik, Ngamdu, Yangabare, Yabal and Wassaram (Kaga LGA); Jatori, Goni Abatchari, Bangasa, Mallam Suguri and Bula Karaye (Gubio LGA) 01, November 2016 26, February 2017