Wednesday, 12 July 2017

FG to Provide $4.3m Worth of Contraceptives

The pledge is said to have been made at the Family Planning Summit in London recently.

the Family Planning Summit in London

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At the Summit, Federal Minister of Health, The Honourable Professor Isaac Adewole pledged in collaboration with its partners and the private sector to achieve a modern contraceptive rate of 27% among all women by 2020. Nigeria committed increasing its annual allocation for contraceptives to $4 million USD and to ensure total disbursement of $56 million to the states through its participating in the Global Financing Facility and via international development assistance loans. 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.

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