STARTED: Incubation Program June-August 2023
SEED GRANT: $185,000
MONEY FUNDRAISED TO DATE (AUG 2023): $275,000
TEAM SIZE (AUG 2023): 4FT, 3PT
Reducing maternal mortality by providing safe family planning options in rural northern Nigeria.
CURRENT OR PREDICTED IMPACT:
We have distributed 12,000 doses of contraception.
We expect to distribute an additional 75,000 doses in the upcoming year, providing almost 20,000 women with a full year of coverage. We hope that this will lead to over 4,000 counterfactual unintended pregnancies averted.
Our cost-effectiveness analysis suggests a cost per Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) averted of $109 next year and $49 at scale.
We expect to save a mother’s life for $5,456 next year and $2,456 at scale.
Lafiya’s team grew to more than 40-strong, with two Programme Officers coordinating our operations in Jigawa and Kebbi states.
The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health incited Lafyia to join its Family Planning Technical Working Group, co-convened by Clinton Health Access Initiative, to realize Nigeria’s family blueprint through partnering with the broader family planning landscape in-country.
Lafiya is active in two states across over 30 local government areas.
Lafiya won the D-Prize from more than 2000 submissions for our scalable distribution model of a proven poverty intervention to conduct our pilot. We received a follow-on grant, regranted from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, based on promising pilot results.
Lafiya’s Director, Jefferson, received the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year award for the Europe and Canada region out of more than 1,000 applicants.
Lafiya partnered with Nana, a local NGO providing healthcare training to rural young women to work as nurses and midwives in local health facilities.
Lafiya established a partnership with the University of Oxford.