WAHO tackles family planning commodities challenges
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.
According to WAHO, the Early Warning System (EWS) for contraceptives has improved visibility and monitoring of contraceptive stock status in West and Central Africa and mitigated critical contraceptive stock imbalances. At a media parley in Lagos during a workshop in partnership with USAID, the Programme Officer, WAHO, Dr Cletus Adohinzin explained that the basic objective of EWS was to build capacity for those who are providing data for the platform. Adohinzin added that the platform was also designed to monitor stock from each ECOWAS country and where there are family planning commodities stock out they transfer from countries having enough products. “We also have programme on the capacity building where we train people on family planning. We have contraceptives technology. So, we are providing people with family planning techniques that allow them to make an informed choice".
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