Family Planning: Badagry LGA Endorses Monthly Allowance For Regular Consumables Supply
The Chairman, Badagry Local Government, Lagos state, Mr. Teliat Onilude has approved Ten thousand Naira monthly for the purchase of Family Planning consumables for clients in the area.
The ten thousand naira allocation for the months of July and August has already been disbursed.
Mr. Onilude made this known when PHSAI in collaboration with Media Advocacy Working Group, (MAWG) paid an advocacy visit to the Local Government secretariat, Ajara, Badagry Lagos State.
Mr. Onilude who pledged to increase funds for Family Planning urged the people to avoid self-medication, patronise health centres around them for better care services.
Mr. Olumide advised pregnant women to register for antenatal care early for the good of the mother and child.
Earlier, the Focal Person, Public Health Sustainable Advice Initiative, PHSAI Dr. Ajoke Ashiru who said that Family Planning commodities were available and accessible stated that it is the best way to achieve healthy living .
Dr. Ashiru also urged women of child bearing age to give enough gap for the baby to develop and for the mother to recover from the previous pregnancy before taking in for another one.
The Focal Person lamented that many Nigerian women are dying because they don’t space their children. She explains, spacing allows the body system to return to normal, encourages the healthy growth of the child and gives room for the parents to be financially stable.
She therefore urged mothers to go for family planning saying, this will reduce child and maternal mortality in the state.
Dr Ashiru stressed that the only way to reduce maternal mortality is by ensuring access to family planning or child birth space.
She promised that the organisation would do its best in collaborating with relevant organisation in improving health care services especially at the grassroots.
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