UNFPA, Cross River govt partner on family planning method

The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and the Cross River State Government have concluded arrangement to adopt a new contraceptive method for family planning in the state.
It is known as the Sayana Press Provision.
Disclosing this at a stakeholders’ consultative meeting on the sustainability of DMPA-SC (Sayana Press) Provision, held in Calabar, on Wednesday, Commissioner for Health, Dr. (Mrs.) Inyang Asibong, maintained that the project would be sustained in addition to other approved methods of family planning for the overall benefit of the women.
She commended the Action Health Incorporated, UNFPA and other stakeholders for the efforts towards the successful take-off of the project in the state.
Also speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the Cross River State House of Assembly Committee on Health, Hon. (Dr.) Ekpo EKpo Bassey, lauded the efforts of international donor agencies especially the Action Health Incorporated, UNFPA and the state Ministry of Health in tackling health reproductive issue headlong.
Dr. Bassey appealed for a synergy between the state Executive Council and the House of Assembly to ensure that the women at the grassroots level benefit from the programme.
He said: “I see this programme as very important and I will not limit it to myself. I will take it to the Speaker to let him know that there is a project like this that will guarantee the lives of our women. This is a platform that we can use to address the health needs of the people.”
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Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017