Family Planning

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.

Family Planning Can Prevent 18,000 Nigerian Maternal Deaths Yearly - Expert

Friday, November 11, 2016

Almost 18,000 of the 40,000 Nigerian women who die of pregnancy-related causes yearly could be saved if women who need family planning had access.
Many of the 241,000 newborn deaths would also be averted, said renowned Nigerian obstetrician and gynaecologist, Prof. Emmanuel Otolorin during the MamaYe Media Roundtable on Family Planning and Maternal Health in Abuja on 20 October 2016.

Midwives Are Well Placed To Make A Significant Contribution To Saving Lives—HE Toyin Saraki

Thursday, November 3, 2016

HE Toyin Saraki commenced her speech by emphasising the importance of family planning for women and how its benefits go beyond women and mothers. “Family planning is more than contraception. It means much more than the avoidance or delay of pregnancy or childbearing. Family planning has been adjudged as one of the most positively impactful interventions in human and societal development. It is an enabler - an empowerment approach.”

Govt says 872 pregnant women die during child birth

Thursday, November 3, 2016

At least 872 pregnant women out of every 100,000 die during child birth in Cross River due to pregnancy-related problems, an official has said.



The Director-General, Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, disclosed this in Calabar on Thursday, November 3.



She spoke during a High-Level Meeting on "Sayana Press" Scale UP Project organised by Action Health Incorporated in collaboration with UNFPA.



Islam not against family planning – Cleric

Thursday, November 3, 2016

An Islamic scholar, Alhaji Muhammad Hassan, says the concept of family planning has been spelt out in Islam as contained in the Qur’an and tradition of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) long ago.



Alhaji Hassan said this  in Abuja at 4th Nigeria Pre Family Planning Conference 2016 (Faith Leaders Response).



The cleric, who represented the Secretary General of Ja’amatu Nasril Islam (JNI), Dr Khalid Aliyu Abubakar, said women in Islam are expected to wean their children after two years.



Family planing in Nigeria beyond the facts and figures

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Family planning indices in Nigeria are quite inundating. But beyond the data, what else? Chris reports…
According to the new FP2020 midpoint report released yesterday, more than 300 million women are now able to access contraceptive services in the world’s poorest countries. The FP2020 partnership, launched at the historic 2012 London Summit on Family Planning to galvanize unprecedented global commitments and resources to enable 120 million more women and girls to use modern contraception by 2020.

Family Planning Report Slams Nigeria Over Poor Services

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A new report launched on Tuesday by the Family Planning 2020, FP2020, has ranked Nigeria among the worst countries in the delivery of family planning services. Nigeria is second to India in a global ranking on the number of women that die as a result of pregnancy.
The report used as baseline the target set at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning where countries made a commitment to mobilise resources to enable 120 million women and girls use modern contraception by 2020 in 69 poorest countries, including Nigeria.

1.6m Nigerian women on family planning

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The number of women and girls using modern contraceptive crossed 1.6 million for the first time this year, according to a new report released Tuesday by Family Planning 2020.
The report, FP2020 Momentum at Midpoint, to assess progress in adoption of modern contraception in the wake of the London 2010 Summit on Family Planning found more than 300 million women in the world’s 69 poorest countries now use modern contraception.

Religious, traditional leaders endorse family planning

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Religious and traditional leaders on Wednesday endorsed family planning programmes to improve living standards.
They also called on government to increase funding and awareness campaigns to create more demand for the family planning services.
The leaders said these at the 2016 Faith Leaders Response Conference ahead of the 4th National Planning Conference scheduled for November 7 to 9 in Abuja.

111 women in Nigeria die daily of pregnancy-related complications — Group

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Despite increasing global campaigns to drastically reduce maternal deaths or even eliminate them, Nigeria still loses 111 of its women to pregnancy-related complications daily, a group working on 4th Family Planning Conference in Nigeria, said yesterday.