Lagos, July, 10th, 2018,
Family planning key to addressing population explosion and saving women’s lives
Government is accountable for quality service provision
With about 500,000 Nigerian women living with obstetric fistula, women need to avail themselves with regular medical check up to prevent health complications, including fistula, that could lead to death of mothers. As Nigeria commemorates the World Fistula day today there is a need for collective action to get appropriate treatment to avoid the needless debilitating conditions and death that could result from pregnancy and childbirth complications in the country.
By Emeka Anuforo
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says Nigeria requires between $12 million and $16 million yearly to procure family planning commodities and lifesaving drugs.
Of this figure, the Ministry of Health has pledged to budget $3 million for next year.Executive Director of the UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin stated this in a statement at the end of his visit to Nigeria.
Lagos Nigeria, March 6, 2014 - As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day 2014, with the theme Inspiring Change, it is essential to reflect on opportunities and challenges facing the Nigerian woman, especially during our centenary celebration.
(Lagos, March 8, 2015) On this International Women's Day, experts and partners on the NOTAGAIN Campaign have called for effective implementation of policies and commitments that promote rights and access of women to quality maternal health and family planning services, while charging stakeholders on women empowerment in Nigeria.