In commemoration of the 2021 World Contraception Day (WCD), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) operating in Nigeria, has said increased, timely and accountable use of funds across all tiers of government is crucial to promoting quality adolescent and reproductive health among the young population.
Stressing the importance of family planning (FP) to national development, they urged government to prioritize the sector by increasing its investments and support, which would automatically improve child and family health in Nigeria.
Speaking at the inaugural meeting of champions and advocacy in Abuja, Chairman Management committee, Dr. Ejike Orji, noted that family planning is the most important tool to deliberately plan for the future.
He said, “We believe that access to modern contraceptives gives families a chance to practice healthy timing between births; reduces the risk to the mother; contributes to the survival of living children and the health of the nation. Child spacing will increase economic participation of women/mother lives, child survives.
“The CSOs are pleased to take note of the recent activities of government like the launch of the National Family Planning Blueprint (2020-24), the launch of the RMNCAEH+N multi-stakeholders coordination platform and the FP2030 recommitment process to support the coordination and effective delivery of family planning.”