Child Spacing

Health Bauchi launches child spacing roadmap

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bauchi State government in conjunction with an international Non-Governmental Organisation, Health Policy Plus (HP+) have launched a costed plan to implement child spacing in the state.  
 
The plan hopes to give direction to Bauchi’s child spacing programme.
 
It covers budgeting and interventions in child spacing public health and well being through family planning.
 
Contraceptive prevalence rate in Bauchi is 2.1%, but that's expected to grown by 23.54% by next year.
 

'Child spacing curbs maternal, child mortalities'

Friday, November 24, 2017

Stakeholders have called for the embrace of child spacing, stressing that it curbs maternal  and child mortalities as well as constitutes  an essential part of wellbeing of families.

 

 

"In Nigeria, all Demographic Health Surveys, DHS, have shown this pattern. The 2013 DHS data showed that when births are spaced at least three years apart, the number of infants deaths fall dramatically, " Country Director, Health Policy Plus(HP+) Nigeria,Onoriode Ezire noted 

 

Gov’t to commit N100m to child spacing services

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dr Hadiza Balarabe, Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has assured women in the state of a “truly free access” to child spacing services with effect from July.
 
Balarabe gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna State on Monday.
 
She spoke on the sideline of a three-day workshop on costed implementation plan for child spacing organised by Palladium and Pathfinder International to promote child spacing in the state.
 

Safe Motherhood :NGO seeks more investment in family planning services

Friday, May 26, 2017

Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), an NGO, has called for increased funding of family planning services to raise the level of contraceptive use to 36 per cent by 2018.
 
The organisation’s media specialist, Iliya Kure, said in a paper he presented to mark 2017 Safe Motherhood Week, that current national contraceptive commodities usage was slightly above 15 per cent.
 
The paper is entitled `Child spacing: Key strategy to reducing maternal death – time to act.’
 

Safe Motherhood Day: Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria Determines To Promote Child Spacing - Dr. Hadiza Balarebe

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kaduna State government has budgeted over #100 million to ensure safe methods of child spacing with almost all the necessary commodities provided free in all facilities in the state.
 
The worthy investment is all geared to save mothers and babies through the partnership of the Kaduna State government and partners.
 

Toyin Saraki Urges Families to Space Pregnancies For 1000 Days

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MRS Toyin Saraki, the wife of Senate President, on Thursday appealed to families to space pregnancies for 1000 days for better life, prosperity and good health of the family.

 

 

Toyin Saraki made the appeal at the 2016 Women Pre-Conference meeting of the 4th National Planning Conference scheduled for Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 in Abuja.

 

 

The pre-conference had the theme `Women and Family Planning in Nigeria: A critical Requirement for Harnessing Demographic Dividend for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”.

 

 

CAN recommends child-spacing for healthy family life

Friday, October 21, 2016

By Olaotan Falade

 

 

Mrs Elizabeth Abok, Chairperson, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Women wing, Kaduna State chapter, on Friday identified child-spacing as a path toward producing a healthy, vibrant and successful family life.

 

 

Abok said this in Zaria, Kaduna State, at a UNICEF workshop themed: “Demand Creation for Child Survival and Development’’.

 

 

She said that child-spacing would avail the mother the opportunity to regain her strength and health, ready for another pregnancy.