A Non-Governmental advocacy working group, Family Health Initiative, Ogun (FAHIO) has sought the support and cooperation of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), of government in the process of making consumables available in the public health facilities.This was revealed in a statement made available by the Media Officer of the group, Mrs. Waliyat Odemakin, after an advocacy visit by the group to the Ogun State Head of Service and some top government officials in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The Chairperson of FAHIO, Mrs. Kemi Balogun at the visit emphasized the need for increased contraceptive uptake and access to quality family planning services, adding that success on these would help the state achieve its targeted 52 percent Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) by year 2020 as well as reduction in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity rate to the barest minimal.
According to Balogun, Improved Family Wellbeing and proactiveness of government agencies in the implementation of policies and programmes would strengthen health system.
Her words, “The participation and support of MDAs in the process of making consumables available in public health facilities will further increase the contraceptive uptake and access to quality family planning services, thereby assisting the state in realising the 52 percent Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR), by year 2020 as well as reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity rate to the barest minimal”, Balogun emphasized.
Responding, the Ogun State Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu established the developmental initiative of the group to the enhancement of government policies in the provision of efficient healthcare for the resident of the state adding that public private participation will reduce pressure on government.
Bisiriyu assured the support and cooperation of MDAs of government in the state for necessary assistance to the organisation, saying that the issue of effective family planning and reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity rate were paramount to the present administration in the state.
“The door for support, assistance and cooperation by ministries, departments and agencies in the state is opened to your organisation anytime and I want to implore the group to step up your campaign through education and enlightenment for societal reform”, Bisiriyu said.