Dr Ejike Orji
A league of civil society organisations has revealed plans to launch a family-planning methods for the “visible but hard to reach” groups—mainly teenagers—in efforts to reduce high rate of unwanted pregnancies among teenagers and secure their future.
Up to seven in every 10 women who die from pregnancy related complications are teenagers below age 18, latest research shows.
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.