Govt launches three-year plan on family health

A family planning costed implementation plan for 2016 to 2018 to provide direction for a sustainable family planning programme with detailed activities, strategies, goals and indicators to address all components towards achieving the state’s vision on family and reproductive health has been launched by the Ogun State Primary Health Care Development Board.
The three-year plan is aimed at increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate among families in the state from 26% to 52% by 2018.
Speaking at the launch of the programme at a ceremony held at Hilltop Tavern, Abeokuta, the state Commissioner for Health , Dr Babatunde Ipaye, said  the document was developed under the guidance and oversight of the board with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), affirming that the plan would ensure the sustainable and successful implementation of the state’s family planning programme and policies in the coming year.
Ipaye, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Nofiu Aigoro, noted that the state had adapted and implemented many national policies and strategic plans, including the National Population Policy for Development, National Reproductive Health Policy and Strategic Plans, among others.

Release Date: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018