FG budgets $4million for population control
The federal government has set aside $4 million to tackle family planning, child and maternal health in the 2018 budget, it was learnt yesterday.
Chairman of The Association for Advancement of Family Planning, Dr Ejike Orji, stated this at a media round table at the National Population Commission (NPC) headquarters in Abuja.
A member of the group, Dr Kole Shettima, lauded the federal government for allocation.
He said it was critical to the sustenance of maternal and child health programmes in the country.
Shettima noted the increased funding would also ensure greater accessibility to health services for women.
He pointed out that family campaign has been attracting support from Canada and Scandinavian countries, following threats by American President Donald Trump to withdraw funding for the programme.
Orji said the group would take family planning and women health campaign to worship centres across the country.
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