Written by Williams ABAH

Adewole launches document for family planning in Nigeria

Federal Ministry of Health has launched three key areas for reproductive health document towards scaling up family planning in Nigeria.

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, launched the document in Abuja.

The minister, who was represented at the event by director, Family Health Department, Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, said the document would improve decision making in the health sector, particularly in the area of family planning.

In his words, "I 'm sure that they will contribute to the reduction in maternal morbidity and ultimately improve the health of our women and girls."

Adewole, further stated that the document was developed to ensure that contraceptive information and services reached women and adolescent girls, who might have wanted to avoid pregnancy, space or limit child birth and to provides the morbidity for coordinating the activities of various stakeholders involve in introducing and scaling up family planning depot.

According to him, "it is envisioned to provide information on the Nigeria law on termination of pregnancy. The document is a compendium of medical condition and circumstances where the continuation of pregnancy endangers the woman's life and step by step options for ethical, and medical management".

Speaking earlier, the WHO country director, Dr. Wondi Alemu, represented by officer in charge of maternal, sexual, and reproductive health, Dr. Olunuyiwa Ojo, said that the three documents would ensure universal access to family planning commodity.

He called on stakeholders to support the implementation of the document in scaling up family planning in Nigeria. 

 

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