Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Nigeria, in collaboration with partners and the private sector, has set a target to increase contraceptive uptake among Nigerian women to 27 per cent by 2020.
Adewole said this at the Family Planning Summit in London, United Kingdom, co-hosted by the UK Government, the United Nations Population Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in close partnership with FP2020.
NO less than 214 million women worldwide that want to prevent pregnancy have access to modern contraceptives, the UNFPA has stated.
Making the declaration in Abuja during the commemoration of the 2017 World Population Day (WPD), the body remarked that the day should be reviewed to reflect essence of Family Planning.
In the views of Country Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mrs Mairo Mandara, who spoke at the event, “Family Planning should be declared a National Emergency.
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and its Founder and President Toyin Ojora-Saraki participated in the Family Planning Summit 2017 in London, United Kingdom from Monday 10 July to Tuesday 11 July.
The summit was organised by the United Nations Population Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department of International Development to discuss efforts to reach Family Planning 2020 goals and ensure that around the world women and girls are better able to plan their families and their futures.
Connection between Nigeria and the United States of America (USA) has been described as profoundly important, stressing that family ties, ideas and democracy linked both nations.
This was disclosed by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, at an Alumni Strategic Leadership Workshop, held in Abuja, themed “Promoting Alumni Programmes and Networks in Nigeria.”