More women may die from pregnancy complications over poor family planning

Reproductive health stakeholders in Niger State have raised fears over poor funding for family planning and severe funding shortages to Child Spacing Advocacy amidst...

Niger’s president blames explosive birth rate on ‘a misreading of Islam’

A misreading of Islam led to Niger’s explosive birth rate, hampering the country’s fight to adapt to the climate crisis and preserve its shrinking...

In Sahel: Family planning meets climate change

Niger and other countries in the Sahel region of Africa are facing a brutal combination of the highest population growth rates in the world...

How $350 million funding will impact family planning

Stakeholders in global efforts to advance family planning and access to reproductive health services have welcomed the over $350-million pledged towards global family planning...

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Young Nigeriens Want Comprehensive Sex Ed and Solid Advice

In Niger, talking about sex and contraceptives isn’t always easy. But little by little, things are changing. Innocent Ibrahim started out as a family...

Marie Stopes Niger: Hinda’s story

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Findings from a market assessment of the acceptability of the self-injection of DMPA-SC in three Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal)

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Marie Stopes International (MSI) is working in three Sahel countries, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal,...

Male family planning schools in Niger gaining ground.

In a region where more children are seen as a sign of wealth, family planning is almost unthinkable, especially among the menfolk. But in...

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017

In 2017, the nine countries of the Ouagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by...

Can Niger break out of its cycle of poverty?

Africa’s population is expected to double by 2050, but in the country with the highest birth rate in the world it’s on track to...