Family Planning

USAID trains health workers on family planning methods

Friday, December 9, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says it has trained personnel in 44 private hospitals in Nasarawa state in North central Nigeria, on improved quality family planning methods.
 
Mrs Ayodele Iroko, the Chief of Party, Strengthening Health Organisation through Private Sector (SHOPS), Nigeria, disclosed this in Lafia the state capital.
 
He said USAID-SHOPS Project is aimed at building the capacity of the private health sector toward improving the quality of family planning services, and also increase access to such services.

FG, partners unveil FPwatch findings on family planning

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health in partnership with Population Services International, PSI, and the Society for Family Health, SFH, is unveiling in Abuja today, results of the FPwatch research on Nigeria’s contraceptive methods and services.

 

 

FPwatch is a multi-country research project designed to generate evidence on modern contraceptive methods and service availability through surveys administered to all public and private health facilities and outlets.

 

 

Integrate family planning into MNCH, group tells FG

Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) has ad­vocated for the full integration of family planning into Mater­nal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in order to enable wom­en at all levels have access to the services.
 

USAID/SHOPS Counts Gains Of Family Planning/Maternal Child Health Services In Nigeria

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported program in Nigeria; Strengthening Health Outcomes Through Private Sectors (ShOPS) said it has improve the quality and sustainability of family planning and maternal and child health services in Nigeria through the private sector participation.
 

Only 13.9% of women access family planning in Nasarawa

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Programme Manager HERFON, Dr. Hassana Adamu has said only 13.9 percent of women of reproductive age in Nasarawa state, have access to contraceptives which is far below the national target of 26 percent.

 

Adamu who said there is need to scale up the budget for family planning, attributed the low adoption rate in Nasarawa State to lack of policy guidelines and poor budget allocation in the State.

 

NAN MD urges journalists to enlighten public on advantages of family planning

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bayo Onanuga, Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria has urged journalists to explore other ways of enlightening Nigerians on the advantages of family planning.

He said this was necessary to address the misconceptions the public had about family planning.

Onanuga gave the advice in Abuja on Thursday when he received members of the Local Organising Committee of the 2016 National Family Planning Conference.

Richest women in Lagos use more family planning than the poorest - Survey

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The richest women in Lagos state were more likely than their poorest counterparts to report using a family planning method. This is a finding from a recent survey by the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020-Nigeria (PMA2020-NG) research team and holds true for both modern methods [pills, condoms, injectables, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants] and traditional methods (withdrawal and periodic abstinence).
 

Experts task media on importance of family planning advocacy

Monday, November 14, 2016

A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prof. Terrumun Swende, has tasked media
practitioners on the importance of family planning among the populace.
Prof. Swende, who is also the chairman of Family Planning Advocacy Working Group
Benue State chapter challenged media practitioners to be in the vanguard of
projecting the importance of family planning in the society.

FG to Meet Family Planning Obligations

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Minister Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said that Federal Ministry of Health would continue to meet all its financial obligations towards the provision of family planning commodities in the country despite the economic challenges.
 
The Minister made this known  while declaring open the 4th Nigeria Family Planning Conference 2016 in Abuja, organized by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with Association of the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) and Development Partners.
 

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