Family Planning

Family planning is a remedy to maternal mortality- Expert

Monday, February 6, 2017


Tell us a bit about yourself

I am the chairman of Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) in Nigeria which is an umbrella organisation of about 30 international organisations. Our responsibility is to do advocacy at the national level to make sure proper budgeting as released.

Hajj: Sokoto mulls family planning packages for female intending pilgrims

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sokoto state government may introduce family planning packages to the female intending pilgrims because of the suffering pregnant women go through during Hajj exercise.
 
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal disclosed this at the inauguration of the newly elected officials  of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Sokoto state branch.
 
Tambuwal who was represented by the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Balarabe Kakale said this was  to allow women perform the religious rites while in the holy Land without any hitch.
 

Family planning: private hospitals outdo public

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Latest survey assessment the availability of family planning commodities across Nigeria has found that for every one public health facility able to provide family planning service, three private outlets do the same.
 
The survey suggests government distribution of family planning commodities and services could be better done through private outlets.
 
The FPWatch survey of more than 2500 outlets found private sector accounted for 86% of outlets stocking contraceptives or providing services in Nigeria.
 

Kano kicks start Islamic family planning

Monday, January 9, 2017

In an effort to childbirth rate in the country, especially in the Northern part, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi in collaboration with the management of Bayero University, Kano, has launched Islamic family planning.
 
According to Sanusi, on Monday stated that the Kano Emirate Council collaborates with BUK to establish Islamic Family Planning practices and laws for implementation in the state.
 

Gynaecologist urges Nigerians to control child bearing amid recession

Monday, January 9, 2017

Prof. Suleiman Adeniran of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has advised parents to consider family planning to ease the effects of economic recession.
 
Adeniran gave the advice in Ilorin on Friday, January 8, during a presentation at a UITH Seminar on: "Economic Recession: A healthy way out."
 
The gynaecologist described family panning as a concept or programme of limiting the size of families through spacing or prevention of pregnancies, especially in times of economic recession.
 

FG, partners unveil FPwatch findings on family planning

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health in partnership with Population Services International, PSI, and the Society for Family Health, SFH, is unveiling in Abuja today, results of the FPwatch research on Nigeria’s contraceptive methods and services.

 

 

FPwatch is a multi-country research project designed to generate evidence on modern contraceptive methods and service availability through surveys administered to all public and private health facilities and outlets.

 

 

Richest women in Lagos use more family planning than the poorest - Survey

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The richest women in Lagos state were more likely than their poorest counterparts to report using a family planning method. This is a finding from a recent survey by the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020-Nigeria (PMA2020-NG) research team and holds true for both modern methods [pills, condoms, injectables, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants] and traditional methods (withdrawal and periodic abstinence).
 

Experts task media on importance of family planning advocacy

Monday, November 14, 2016

A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prof. Terrumun Swende, has tasked media
practitioners on the importance of family planning among the populace.
Prof. Swende, who is also the chairman of Family Planning Advocacy Working Group
Benue State chapter challenged media practitioners to be in the vanguard of
projecting the importance of family planning in the society.

Midwives Are Well Placed To Make A Significant Contribution To Saving Lives—HE Toyin Saraki

Thursday, November 3, 2016

HE Toyin Saraki commenced her speech by emphasising the importance of family planning for women and how its benefits go beyond women and mothers. “Family planning is more than contraception. It means much more than the avoidance or delay of pregnancy or childbearing. Family planning has been adjudged as one of the most positively impactful interventions in human and societal development. It is an enabler - an empowerment approach.”
 

Govt says 872 pregnant women die during child birth

Thursday, November 3, 2016

At least 872 pregnant women out of every 100,000 die during child birth in Cross River due to pregnancy-related problems, an official has said.

 

 

The Director-General, Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, disclosed this in Calabar on Thursday, November 3.

 

 

She spoke during a High-Level Meeting on "Sayana Press" Scale UP Project organised by Action Health Incorporated in collaboration with UNFPA.

 

 

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