The IntegratE Project is a four-year initiative (2017–21) implemented by the Population Council and partners that seeks to increase access to contraceptive methods by involving the private sector (community pharmacists [CPs] and patent and proprietary medicine vendors [PPMVs]) in family planning (FP) service delivery in Lagos and Kaduna States, Nigeria. The project aims to establish a regulatory system with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria to ensure that CPs and PPMVs provide quality FP services, comply with regulations, and report service statistics to the Health Information Management System. To achieve this, the project is implementing: a pilot three-tiered accreditation system for PPMVs; a supervisory model to ensure standard drug-stocking practices; building the capacity of CPs and PPMVs to provide expanded FP services and service statistics reporting. PPMVs are given standardized FP training and provide FP services based on their tier. CPs function outside the accreditation system but receive the same training and provide the same services as Tier 2 PPMVs. This brief focuses on results from before and after the FP training that is part of the pilot accreditation system.
"The effects of a family planning training on community pharmacists and patent and proprietary medicine vendors’ knowledge in Nigeria: Preliminary pre and posttest results, the IntegratE Project," IntegratE Project brief. Abuja: Population Council, 2020.