Rapid population growth in Nigeria poses many challenges to the country, increasing pressure on existing infrastructure and environmental resources while limiting opportunities for economic development. Increasing the use of voluntary family planning can help reduce population growth rates, which in turn can alleviate pressure on environmental, economic, and social resources; facilitate development; and move the country closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Given the influence of family planning on the Sustainable Development Goals, this policy brief highlights key actions that decision-makers and other stakeholders in Nigeria can take to tackle challenges that pertain to family planning awareness, demand, and use.
Pappa, S., R. Naik, S. Sacher, and S. Sule. 2017. Investing in Family Planning to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria: Key Actions for Federal and State Decision-Makers. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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