IHP_FCT GESI Desk ReviewDesk review on gender and social inclusion issues affecting health in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria – USAID IHP Task Order 07

Authors: Taroub Harb Faramand, Maddison Leigh Hall, Allison Annette Foster, Anne Kpason, and Kenneth Goughnour

This desk review, focused on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), aimed to understand how gender-based, age-based, or social marginalization constructs hinder or facilitate access to and quality of healthcare services and health outcomes and where opportunities lie to make measurable improvements. In compiling available sex-disaggregated qualitative and quantitative data, findings are shared from prior gender and social inclusion analyses as well as additional information to fill knowledge gaps. Findings are organized around gender and health according to the three objective areas under IHP: health systems, access to primary health care (PHC) services, and quality of PHC services to facilitate operationalization of recommendations.


Faramand, T.H., Hall, M. L., Foster, A. A., Kpason, A., & Goughnour, K. (2021). Desk review on gender and social inclusion issues affecting health in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. Palladium International, LLC and WI-HER, LLC.