More women accepting family planning to prevent maternal deaths – Niger govt

Thursday, January 13, 2022

No fewer than three hundred and sixty-six thousand, four hundred and thirty-nine( 366, 439) persons used various family planning-FP methods in Niger State in 2021.
The State Family Planning Coordinator, Nurse Dorcas Talatu stated this in an interview in Minna.
She recalled that the first outbreak of COVID-19 in the country in February 2020, affected various spheres including the health sector negatively, explaining that the lockdown, occasioned by the pandemic in 2020, prevented clients from accessing FP commodities.
“Little did Nigerians know that the pandemic would affect almost all sectors of the economy. COVID-19 had a negative impact on the health sector with family planning -FP services greatly affected too, due to the lockdown, despite the increase in demand for FP commodities by couples” she stated.
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