Funding difficulties impede family planning service provision

The Federal Government has attributed the impediments in the family planning service provisions in Nigeria to funding requirements for procurement of needed commodities and other interventions which it stressed that is increasingly becoming difficult to manage.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire disclosed this at a one-day summit organised by the Association of Nigeria Health Journalists(ANHEJ) supported by the Partnership for Advocacy In Child and Family Health at Scale(PACFaH@scale) and anchored by the Development Research and Projects Centre (DRPC).

The theme for the summit is “Raising voices for more funding for family planning and free maternal health services by incoming political leaders.”

The Minister who was represented by the Deputy Director of family planning logistics, Pharm Ugochukwu Alex, explained that family planning has been used by many nations to achieve remarkable socio-economic growth and development.

The adoption and inclusive implementation by the national and sub-national level Governments, of Nigeria’s Family Planning Blueprint, FP2030 Commitment as well as other critical family planning documents equally form part of the solutions to the challenges facing the national family planning programme.