Family Planning Gaining Acceptance In Kaduna, Nigeria
Kaduna State government in northern Nigeria, in collaboration with Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), have introduced programmes aimed at ensuring people in the state fully understand and embrace family planning.
This has resulted in the training and sensitization of relevant stakeholders in different fora towards appreciating the benefits and importance that goes with child birth spacing to the individual, the family, the community and the society at large.
Speaking in Kaduna at the training of religious leaders on child birth spacing, the State Team Leader of NURHI, Kabir M. Abdullahi, explained that Nigeria remains the worst place for a woman to die as a result of pregnancy complications.
He lamented that this was as a result of birth practicing, inadequate medical personnel and equipment, stressing that in Nigeria, it is one doctor to 400,000 patients while the global accepted practice is one doctor to 500 patients.
Abdullahi emphasised that lack of birth spacing affects the health of the child, mother, father, the entire family and the society in general, adding that the chances of death was very high among children that do not have good spacing.
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