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Nasarawa : govt urges communities to embrace family planing service.


Umar Abdulahi , Lafia


The Nasarawa state government on Thursday has called on communities across the state to embrace family planning services so as to reduce maternal mortality rate for the overall development of the state.

Dr.Daniel Iya, the state commissioner of Health made the call in Lafia during  a presentation of finalized Nasarawa state  Costed Implementation Plan(CIP)  for Family Planning organized by the state Ministry of Health in collaboration with an NGO ,Pathfinder International.

News Now reports that the meeting was a stakeholders engagement which brought together health experts, stakeholders from various ministries, agencies, the media, civil society, members  of state assembly, NGO’s among others.

Iya said that the meeting was organized in order to encourage communities to embrace family planning in order to reduce maternal and child mortality rate among women for the overall development of the Nigeria.

“Every body is aware that Gov.Tanko Almakura  has done well and is still doing his best in improving on the health status and well being of the people of the state because a healthy nation is a wealthy nation.

“It is in view of this, I want to call on the communities across the state to embrace family planning services considering the importance of family planning to the health and the socio-economic development of the state and the country at large.

“Family planning strengthens the health of the woman directly and the man indirectly, saves lives of the mother and makes significant contributions to reduced maternal mortality rate among women.

“It also enables the couple prepare adequately for next pregnancies and children as well as to enables sexually active women and girls protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies,” he said.

Iya however urged the participants to use the knowledge gain in order to improve on the health of their host communities and Nigeria at large.

Also speaking,Mrs. Edirin Aderemi, the Programme Officer, Pathfinder International commended the state for taking the lead in the process of  developing  the Costed Implementation Plan(CIP) for family planning in the state.

“We believe that the implementation of the plan will help improve maternal health as well as improve the quality of life of women as we also encourage women to embrace family planning in the interest of their health and for the overall development of the country,” she added.

Yemi Osanyin, Consultant to Pathfinder International while presenting the report of Nasarawa state CIP for family planning also said that the CIP which is four years started from 2017 is a multiyear road map designed to help the state government to achieve their family planning goals.

He said that the goals if achieved would save million of lives and improve the health and wellbeing of women, families thereby reducing mother to child mortality not only in the state but in the country.

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