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 FP regulations, and report service statistics to the Health Information Management System (HMIS). 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 a wider range of FP services and data report to the HMIS. This brief focuses on the IntegratE Project’s work toward building the capacity of CPs and PPMVs to record and report FP service statistics through a pilot DHIS2 mobile platform.
"Improving data reporting to NHMIS from the private sector in Nigeria: Lessons from a DHIS2 pilot with community pharmacists and patent and proprietary medicine vendors," IntegratE Project brief. Abuja: Population Council, 2020.