Nigeria moves to increase contraceptive uptake among women
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Nigeria, in collaboration with partners and the private sector, has set a target to increase contraceptive uptake among Nigerian women to 27 per cent by 2020.
Adewole said this at the Family Planning Summit in London, United Kingdom, co-hosted by the UK Government, the United Nations Population Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in close partnership with FP2020.
Donors also made commitments of at least $2.5 billion to increase access to family planning by 2020 at the meeting.
He said the Federal Government was interested in increasing its annual allocation for contraceptives to $4 million.
Adewole said, “Nigeria will expand the implementation of its task-shifting policy to include patent medicine vendors and community volunteers to improve access to family planning services in difficult-to-reach areas and among disadvantaged populations.
"Nigeria will use its Minimal Initial Service Package for sexual reproductive health to provide family planning supplies within its national crisis preparedness and response.”
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