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I60,864 Plateau  women enrol in family planning – NGO

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By Moses Mark

A Non-governmental organisation, Breakthrough Action Nigeria which is a USAID funded social behaviour change project has disclosed that a total of 160,864 women in Plateau have actively registered for family Planning in the state.

Stste coordinator  of the organisation in Plateau, Dr. Moses Sunday stated this on Monday during a close out scored card of the organisation with stakeholders held at Silk Suit Hotel Jos.

Dr. Sunday said family Planning has really reduced the number of women who are dying as a result of pregnancy and during delivery.

“Contraceptive use reduces the number of high-risk and high-parity births, thereby reducing maternal mortality. Access to contraceptives also helps to prevent unwanted pregnancies, some of which result in unsafe abortions—one of the leading causes of global maternal deaths.

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He said he is happy that Breakthrough Action within it two years project has reduced the number of women who should have died with pregnancy or during delivery.

“Our intervention in Plateau state have been able to raise the number of pregnancy test, that is the number of women who actually stand to have the access of using contraceptives; and to actually space their children to plan for that. That has really reduced the number of women who are dying as a result of pregnancy and delivery”
    
“Iam so happy participation and collaboration we received from the state and another partners which includes also the media. The media has always been a big partner to the scheme because it has always taken the messages to reach to the public.

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He noted that next project will be implementing TB SBC activities in Jos South and Mangu LGAs in Plateau State to improve TB case finding and ensure sustained TB programming in spite of current global and national challenges.

Commissioner of Health in the State Dr. Nimkong Ndam Lar  through his Permanent Secretary Dr. Martin Azu’ut said Breakthrough Action is one of the key biggest partners in the State.

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He added that the intervention is good for the people of the state, saying state will sustain the plans.

“I want to assure that the Ministry of Health will come out with policy and programmes to ensure that Breakthrough plans are sustain”.

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