Family Planning

Trump to cut off funding to UN agencies

Friday, January 27, 2017

A draft executive order from the Trump administration orders government to stop funding any United Nations(UN) agency that promotes “the performance of abortion or sterilisation as a method of family planning.”
 
It’s one of a number of prohibitions in the order that sets up a process for reviewing all American contributions to the UN—and automatically eliminating many others.
 

Family planning: private hospitals outdo public

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Latest survey assessment the availability of family planning commodities across Nigeria has found that for every one public health facility able to provide family planning service, three private outlets do the same.
 
The survey suggests government distribution of family planning commodities and services could be better done through private outlets.
 
The FPWatch survey of more than 2500 outlets found private sector accounted for 86% of outlets stocking contraceptives or providing services in Nigeria.
 

DSWD to give more emphasis to reproductive health family planning in implementation of social protection programs

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Duterte administration's 10-point socio-economic agenda includes, among others, the strengthening of the implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (RPRH) to enable poor couples to make informed choices on financial and family planning.
 
The EO orders the DSWD to integrate the RPRH strategies in the national poverty reduction and social protection programs.
 

FG, Bill Gate to reach 36% family planning contraceptive access in 2018

Courtesy (tribuneonlineng.com)
Monday, December 19, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Millennium Development Goal Fund is set to reach 36 per cent access to family planning contraceptives in 2018.
 
The Reproductive Health Division headed by Dr Kayode Afolabi, made the disclosure on Tuesday during a Family Planning Watch final dissemination event in Abuja.
 

Family Planning Acceptability Rises in Abia as USAID Ends SHOPS

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Family planning has continued to win more converts in Abia State following an intervention programme, Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which targeted the private sector health providers for capacity building.

 

 

Niger gov’s wife advocates for child spacing

(Courtesy dailytrust.com.ng)
Monday, December 12, 2016

A gynaecologist and wife of Niger State governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for child spacing to check the increasing rate of maternal mortality in the state.

 

 In an address at the opening ceremony of the World Contraception Day (WCD) Ambassadors project at Gyigyi and Sharuwadna communities in Shiroro Local Government Area, Dr. Amina said the maternal mortality rate in the state was high and that all hands must be on deck to check it.

 

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.
 

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