Nigeria Overview

The USAID │ DELIVER PROJECT in Nigeria provides technical assistance to the Family Health Division of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to develop effective and efficient supply chains for public health programs under. The project's goal is to ensure an uninterrupted availability of contraceptives at the service delivery points (SDPs) supported by the public sector. To achieve this goal, the project focuses on strengthening the contraceptive logistics management system (CLMS) in three states, which will ensure the steady flow of commodities from the central contraceptive warehouse through state and local government area (LGA) stores to government SDPs that offer family planning services. The lessons learned in these states are being applied in other areas of Nigeria through collaboration with the FMOH, UNFPA, and other implementing partners.

The project also collaborates with UNFPA in the development of a national reproductive health commodity security (RHCS) strategy and the Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMS) project, which manages HIV/AIDS commodities. The project is also providing technical support to the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) to strengthen supply chain performance. The project is working to improve NTBLCP’s capacity to manage procurement and supply management activities, build state and lower level capacity to improve TB commodity availability and improve overall logistics management of TB commodities through routine monitoring and supervision.

The main objectives under the project’s malaria specific activities in Nigeria are to support the National Malaria Control Programme and its partners to improve the availability and management of malaria commodities. The project is supporting a national distribution of bednets and is working to improve the collection and management of data to support decision making in the logistics system which will be achieved through the training and capacity building effort directed at existing staff and systems within the program.

Nigeria Highlights

Evaluating Last Mile Distribution Systems in Nigeria
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT conducted a comparison of four supply chain systems in Nigeria to determine how different designs affect costs and which design features are essential to an effective last mile distribution system. (December 17, 2014)

Nigeria Direct Delivery and Information Capture Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, August 21, 2014
On August 7, 2014, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT convened a conference to disseminate the findings and lessons learned from the pilot DDIC cost and system evaluations. Click on the title above to learn more. (October 01, 2014)

Optimizing Supply Chains for Improved Performance
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT has published a new technical brief, which provides an overview of supply chain optimization. Click on the title above to learn more. (September 04, 2014)

Supporting the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program
The project brings expertise to the management of maternal and child health (MCH) commodities in Nigeria. Click on the title above to learn more. (August 18, 2014)

Direct Delivery and Information Capture
Pilot program reduces stockout of contraceptives and other common health products in Nigeria. Click on the title above to learn more. (August 18, 2014)

The Right Cost: Analyzing Public Health Supply Chain Costs for Sustainability
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT developed a supply chain costing methodology and tool that supply chain managers can use to analyze activity-based costs. Click on the title above to learn more. (August 15, 2014)

Nigeria Launches a Malaria Procurement and Supply Chain Management Technical Working Group
On March 14, 2014, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT facilitated the launch of a Procurement and Supply Chain Management working group in the state of Sokoto in Nigeria. Sokoto State is a President’s Malaria Initiative focus state. Dr. Buhari Bello Kware, the Permanent Secretary for the Sokoto State Ministry of Health in North Western Nigeria, officiated the launch. (April 29, 2014)

Using GPS Data to DELIVER Health Products to People Faster
In Ebonyi State, Nigeria, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Team devised an innovative strategy to create a digitized road network using Global Positioning System (GPS) data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Click on the title above to learn more. (April 16, 2014)

Alliance for Malaria Prevention Honors Nigeria’s New Model for Last Mile Distribution of Health Commodities
The Alliance for Malaria Prevention has recognized the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT in Nigeria and its partners with an award for their work initiating and implementing the Direct Delivery and Information Capture (DDIC) model. The DDIC is an innovative system for the last mile distribution of health commodities that provides real time access to logistics data for evidence-based decisionmaking. (March 06, 2014)

Nigeria Develops Health Commodity Supply Chain Strategy
On April 16–17, in Abuja, Nigeria, the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT sponsored a national workshop to develop a strategy for strengthening Nigeria’s health commodity supply chains. Seventy-five representatives and experts from government agencies, development partners, program implementers, and other health system stakeholders gathered to develop a comprehensive supply chain management system strategic plan that supports national health goals and program activities. For more information click on the link above. (May 08, 2008)

Impact Brief
Impact Brief: Nigeria. Saving and Improving Lives through Increased Access to Contraceptives
Get the facts on improving access to modern methods of contraception, and USAID's contraceptive commodity support in Nigeria. 
» Download the brief.
Direct Delivery and Information Capture
DDIC Schematic
In Ebonyi state, stockouts of contraceptives and other common health products dropped from more than 70% to below 5% from January to September 2013 with bimonthly deliveries through the Direct Delivery and Information Capture system. Learn more about DDIC.
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