In Lagos, 47,402 embrace family planning in 2 years — NURHI

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lagosians have developed a keen aptitude for family planning. Hardly does  one come across a couple in the State today that  is not utilising one form of contraception or the other.


Findings show that the development is as a result of intensified efforts by the state government and its partner, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI.


According to NURHI, their reproductive support services in 50 healthcare centres across 10 LGAs of Lagos Sate have witnessed enrolment of 47,402 men and women of reproductive age in just two years.


The figure which represents a shift of 1.6 percent in Contraceptive Prevalence Rate, CPR was in line with NURHI 2 commitment to ensure that no one dies from pregnancy related causes and that every woman in need of family planning has access.


Giving the second year stewardship account of NURHI 2 in Lagos, the State Team Leader, Omasanjuwa Edun, said that they have improved quality of family planning  service provision and expanded access to 47,402 new users since inception, “Family Planning units of 49 health facilities upgraded and renovated through our 72- hours clinic makeover and advocacy initiative. 111 clinical providers and 379 non-clinical providers trained on FP.”



“Through our advocacy for inclusion of Family Planning funding in Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, LSPHCB budget, we are happy to say that every LGA now gets a minimum of N10,000 for impress which will go a long way in helping women reduce the cost of contraception.