Shortage of family planning facilities due to high patronage - Dr Dangana
Primary health care centres in Niger State are experiencing acute shortage of family planning commodity across the 25 local government areas, the
The Executive Director made the disclosure at a Service Delivery Technical Working Group monthly meeting in Minna, the state capital.The ED, who hinged the shortage to increased campaign embarked upon by the agency in the state, said more women are presently accessing the family planning services at the centres.
“The importance of FP can not be underscored, as areas of Health Care, Education, Feeding and Clothing are better managed with Child Spacing or Family Planning,” he explained.The Executive Director thanked all the stakeholders for their efforts and resilience in improving the health outcome of Nigerlites.
” I urge you not to focus only on Child Health and Maternal issues, but to also on FP Services. There is the need for quality data gathering, to guide during the planning process which will provide a consumption pattern to know areas that need scaling up of Services,” the state NSPHCDA boss added. headtopics.com
The Niger State FP Coordinator, Mrs Dorcas Abu, during her presentation disclosed that the state has recorded a remarkable success in the program across the state in recent years.However, she noted that despite the successes achieved, the state is still faced with some challenges which includes funding, inadequate skilled providers, inadequate supply of consumables.
Other problems, the Coordinator said, are poor male involvement, difficulty in reaching the larger population of the state in hard to reach areas with bad roads and poor communication network and worst of all, insecurity. Read more: Daily Post Nigeria »
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