Ogun Restates Commitment To Reproductive Healthcare Of Women

Ogun State Government says it is determined to sustain the empowerment of women of reproductive age and families through the provision of quality family planning services to further improve the health indices of the state.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker made this known in Abeokuta, at the “End of Project Dissemination” put together by a development partner on reproductive health.

Dr. Coker said the state was poised to provide affordable, qualitative, and efficient healthcare delivery for the people.

The Health Commissioner noted that the Primary Healthcare Centres, PHCs, across the state had been renovated, equipped, and staffed to meet the daily health needs of people in various communities with the availability of human and material resources for family planning services.

Also, the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola said the state had drawn a strategic plan to enhance family planning programs, adding that support received from the partner over the four-year period would assist in improving the welfare of women of reproductive age.

Earlier, the Director, the Challenge Initiative, TCI, Nigeria, Dr. Victor Igharo who commended the government for showing interest in improving its family planning indices, gave the assurance that the organisation would continue to give technical backing to stimulate demand for family planning uptake.

Olusegun Folarin

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