Increasing Access to Contraceptive Information and Services for First-Time Mothers in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

This technical brief describes the E2A Project’s interventions in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria, for first-time mothers, which were part of a task-sharing program that trained Community Health Extension Workers to provide implants and injectables at health facilities. The interventions were implemented in collaboration with the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health (SMOH) from October 2015 to September 2016. The interventions in Akwa Ibom drew on lessons learned from Pathfinder International’s previous first-time parent programming in India, Uganda, and Burkina Faso, and were designed to intervene at all levels of the socio-ecological model: individual, community, and structural.