FMOH&SW collaborates DKT International to improve Reproductive Health

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Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with DKT International (a non profit Organization) has flagged off State Cascade Training on long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) for health practitioners with emphasis on levo plant and Homonal- IUD held on25th March, 2024 at Grand Cubana Hotel, Jabi Abuja.

Declaring the training opened, the Director Reproductive Health Division, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Binyerem Ukaire emphasized the need for all stakeholders in the health sector to put hands together “as the crusade is not for the President alone”, stating the need for the trainees to impact positively, the knowledge acquired to their clients, considering the critical nature of Family Planning.

“These are new products introduced in the family planning method mix, so is very critical and that informs this training that we can give quality services to people from our various facilities” she stressed.

According to her, Nigeria is seriously confronting social and economic development challenges and by 2050, it is envisaged that it will be seventh most populous Nation, hence the need for quality family Health Services.

Reiterating the main objective of the training which is to enhance the capacity of the health personnel, she assured the support of the Ministry as the training will be conducted for all service providers in FCT and beyond.

Dr. Ukaire commended the efforts of DKT International in procuring health products especially that of family planning as it is cost effective.

Expressing gratitude to the stakeholders and partners undertaking the family planning project, Director Reproductive Health Division…(name) hoped that the next event would be on assessment of the positive results obtained as the outcome of the training and achieving family planning of 27 percent modern contraceptives by the year 2030.

In his remarks, the Director Family Planning, FMOH & SW, Mr. Lawrence Anyanwu described Family Planning “as an important factor that improve lives of both women and children, therefore it must be taking seriously by all”.

He charged the participants to be obligated to the course of impacting positively the society as the trainees render right counsel to their clients in order to minimize challenges in family planning, asserting that the Ministry of Health is committed to training its staff to give adequate services to the Nigeria populace.

Deworitshe Patricia
D (Information &Public Relations)