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Ogun State Reaffirms Commitment To Women’s Reproductive Health

The Ogun State Government has stated that it is determined to sustain the empowerment of women who are of reproductive age as well as families with the provision of quality Family Planning (FP) services, to further increase the health indices of the State.

Dr. Tomi Coker, the Commissioner for Health, made this known during the launch of the National Guidelines for State Funded Procurement of Family Planning Commodities in Abeokuta, saying the State was poised to provide affordable, qualitative, and efficient healthcare delivery for women of childbearing age.

Dr. Coker stated that family planning was a critical intervention in safeguarding the lives of mothers and families at large, as it improves outcomes of pregnancies and childbirth, which equally helps to avoid complications that could arise in the abortion of unwanted pregnancies.

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“Family Planning has serious implications on maternal health and national development. A nation that cannot plan its population is bound to fail in the allocation of its resources.”

Also speaking, the Executive Secretary, of the State Primary Healthcare Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola noted that financing of FP programming was imperative for the sustenance of reproductive health delivery at the primary health level, urging the donor agencies to partner with the State in the provision of funds and logistics to further improve the services.

In her goodwill message, Dr. Ummu Bajoga, the Family Planning Analyst, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Office, Abuja, lauded the State government for the tremendous achievements in the health sector, stating that the document would help the state make judicious use of funds, to enable the commodities to get to the end-users at no cost.

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