Family Planning: OGSG Harps On Improved Funding, Resource Mobilisation

Family Planning and Reproductive Health stakeholders have stated the need for domestic funding and resource mobilisation for the provision of quality Family Planning (FP) services and increased contraceptive uptake, among clients.

The stakeholders which include, Civil Society Organisations, Media, and Development Partners made this known during a Working Group meeting in Abeokuta, noting that aside provision of FP commodities and consumables, bridging capacity gaps of FP service providers and continuous sensitisation, education of non-health-related they are key to improving contraceptive uptake.

Speaking, the Programme Officer, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Pathfinder International, Mallam Yusuf Nuhu said the meeting is to foster coordination, monitoring, as well as accountability, noting that domestic funding and resource mobilisation would help FP/RH services to be sustainable.

In his remark, the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola assured that the State is re-strategising to ensure that FP services remained free and accessible in all facilities across the 20 Local Government Areas, calling on the stakeholders to continue to support the government in all its FP/ RH initiatives.

Speaking on behalf of other civil society organisations present, the Director, Life Agenda, Mr. Olufemi Olusola called for training and retraining of service providers, as well as continued education and sensitisation of other non-health stakeholders to enable women of childbearing age to embrace Family Planning and contraceptive uptake, as a means of improving their quality of life.