our team

Our collaborative team working to reduce unsafe abortion in Nigeria


Prof. Akanni Akinyemi

Professor of Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Prof. Adesegun Fatusi

Professor of Public Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria / University of Medical Sciences, Ondo

Dimeji Ogunoye

Programme Officer

Prof. Ojo Agunbiade

Coordinating Committee Member

Primary Partners (International)

Dr. Akinrinola Bankole

Guttmacher Institute

Melissa Stillman

Guttmacher Institute

Institutional Partners

Prof. Ademola Ajuwon

University of Ibadan

Prof. Olusola Asa

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Prof. Sunday Adedini

Federal University, Oye Ekiti

Miss Mercy Aladegboye

University of Medical Sciences, Ond

Our history

The formation of PAARRUAN is built on the foundation of two years’ activities on abortion research in Nigeria.

In 2021, the consortium of CRERD and AHEAD with support from the Guttmacher Institute embarked on a national project to understand the state of research on abortion in Nigeria through the convening of experts across disciplines and relevant development partners. 

From the deliberations, a curriculum for a multidisciplinary approach to abortion research in Nigeria was developed in 2022. 

In 2022, twenty-five (25) young scholars were mentored through the curriculum developed by the experts abortion research and supported to carry out research on their chosen approaches to abortion research.

Our Objective

To contribute towards reducing unsafe abortion in Nigeria through research, partnerships with both developmental and academic institutions, and project implementation.