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Date: 04/23/2019
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
Women have advocated for reproductive health, child spacing and family planning in the 16 local councils of Taraba. According to them, observance of family planning methods would reduce the high infant and maternal rate in the state. Galvanised by the Social Behavourial Change (SBCC) Committee led by the Galadima of Muri, Alhaji Abbas Tukur; the leadership of The Challenge Initiative (TCI) as...
Date: 04/23/2019
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
Despite several interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Nigeria still contributes ten percent of global burden of maternal deaths. According to National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), the maternal mortality is one of the highest in the world with an estimate of 574 maternal deaths for every 100, 000 live births. This huge burden of maternal deaths makes the reduction of...
Date: 04/11/2019
Source: The Herald
Type: FP2020 in the Media
Although Zimbabwe has one of the highest rates of contraceptive use in Southern Africa, sexually active adolescents who wish to protect themselves against sexually transmitted illnesses and unwanted pregnancies are not accessing them because of inconsistencies with current laws and other social and economic barriers. Difficulties in accessing contraceptives had seen adolescent girls exposed to...
Date: 03/28/2019
Source: African Prime News
Type: In the News
An official of the Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Northeast of the country says 40 per cent of women in the state subscribe to child spacing commodities Ibrahim Bako disclosed this in Bauchi at the opening of a three-day workshop for Gombe state Family Planning Advocacy Working Group on Advance Family Planning Smart Advocacy, organised by Pathfinder International. Bako said...
Date: 02/26/2019
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Type: In the News
Note: MS ladies are trained health extension workers. Nigeria committed to task shifting to FP2020 and through their Family Planning Blueprint for 2014–2018, which included a roadmap for training Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) on implants insertion/removal. The Rapid Response Mechanism supported the process through two grants. Three times a week, Aishatu Abdullahi slips on a flowy...
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