Shortage of family planning facilities due to high patronage – Dr Dangana


Primary health care centers in Niger state are experiencing severe shortage of family planning commodities in 25 local government areas, executive director of the state’s Primary Health Care Development Agency revealed. , Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Dangana.

The executive director made the disclosure at a monthly service delivery technical working group meeting in Minna, the state capital.

The ED, which articulated the shortage to an increased campaign launched by the state agency, said more women are now accessing family planning services at the centers.

“The importance of FP cannot be stressed, because the areas of health care, education, food and clothing are best managed with birth spacing or family planning,” he said. he explained.

The Executive Director thanked all stakeholders for their efforts and resilience in improving health outcomes for Nigeriens.

“I urge you not to focus only on child and maternal health issues, but also on FP services. There is a need to collect quality data to guide the planning process, which will provide a consumption model to know which areas need scaling up of services, ”added the state boss of NSPHCDA.

Niger State FP Coordinator Ms. Dorcas Abu revealed during her presentation that the State has had remarkable success in the program across the State in recent years.

However, she noted that despite the successes achieved, the state still faces some challenges, including funding, insufficient qualified providers and insufficient supply of consumables.

Other problems, said the Coordinator, are the low involvement of men, the difficulty of reaching the largest population of the state in hard-to-reach areas with poor roads and a poor communication network and, worse again, insecurity.

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