The Federal government, leveraging on the existing functional primary health facilities in the country, has said it is increasing health facilities providing family planning services to 20,000 in recognition of its implications for people’s wellbeing.
Couples in Bauchi State have been reminded of the importance of child spacing to the health status of both mother and child just as it was stressed that Islam is in firm support of child spacing for good health.
An Islamic cleric who is the Deputy Chief Imam of Ningi Central Mosque, Ustaz Hussaini Shehu made the statement while interacting with members of the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network during a field visit to Ningi Town maternity Clinic to observe the negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic on CBS issues.
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.
West Africa World Health Organisation, WAHO, has started to address early warning systems aimed at tackling stock-out of contraceptives and ensure uninterrupted access by users across West Africa including Nigeria.
The Oyo State Team Leader of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), Mrs Stella Akinso, said on Friday that family planning was a key economic strategy in a recession.
Akinso said in Ibadan that the benefits of family planning went beyond the family level to improving the nation’s health and economic indices.
According to her, family planning in a recession would enable government to plan population growth and optimise the use of limited resources towards development projects for the benefits of the citizenry.