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About 80 child productive age women have assessed the family planning facility at Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State during the dreaded coronavirus pandemic lockdown, thereby recording sharp increase.
Reproductive Health Supervisor at the Oleh Primary Health Centre, Mrs. Atedezi Aforke who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday said the sharp increase in the number of users was a result of the lockdown, as the facility normally witnessed 60 and below monthly.
Actions of various individuals, social groups and organizations promote or undermine human health. Their knowledge, practices and attitude also contribute to wellbeing, or compromise the quality of life.
What will be the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our healthcare system? Will the provision of maternal and child services be affected as the response to the pandemic monopolises and depletes limited health resources? What are some of the health systems and community strategies countries can take now to forecast and prevent possible negative consequences? Currently, the African continent remains the least affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, significant increases in the number of cases have been observed. These numbers are expected to rise in the coming weeks.
For the first time in a long while, Mr Ben Olayinka and his wife, Esther, have a rare privilege of staying together indoors with their three children for two uninterrupted weeks following the Federal Government’s imposed lock down on Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory.
Zoom media roundtable on “Why Access to Contraception is Critical in Covid-19 Response” , organised by the Development Communications Network (DevComs) in Asaba.
Prof. Josiah muthir a family planning expert spoke as Guest Speaker, According to him, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are compelled to stay home, day and night, for periods of between one to 12 weeks depending on the country or state, hence facilitating intimacy.
The ongoing coronavirus which has gutted at least 206 countries has created a new wildfire called an ‘infodemic,’ an epidemic of misinformation on the pandemic.
The infodemic is manifesting as conspiracy theories, wild stories, phantom imaginations about the origin of the pandemic and spurious treatment options and out-of-context visual materials about its effect.