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Kaduna, UNFPA collaborate on family planning

UNFPA says it is working with the Kaduna government to improve access to family planning services for women and adolescents across the state.

• November 15, 2022

UNFPA says it is working with the Kaduna government to improve access to family planning services for women and adolescents across the state.

UNFPA representative in Kaduna, Audu Alayande, stated this in an interview on Tuesday.

Mr Alayande said UNFPA was currently supporting the provision of family planning and other reproductive health services in health facilities in the state.

“We are working on increasing the range and availability of family planning commodities to marginalised groups in line with reproductive rights. UNFPA has supported a planning meeting with critical stakeholders and government agencies on the dissemination of the national guidelines for state procurement of family planning commodities,” the UNFPA official explained.

He revealed that the UN agency “supported the conduct of the Family Planning Advocacy Technical Working Group meeting attended by religious and traditional leaders, development partners and government agencies.”

The official said the deliberation was on the key challenges in family planning procurement funding, last-mile distribution and stock-out of contraceptives.

He said stakeholders have resolved to engage all avenues of government to address the challenge.

Mr Alayande commended the state government for creating a budget line for family planning, saying that UNFPA would continue to work with the government to ensure the timely release of the funds to procure required commodities.

He also said UNFPA was equally implementing an intervention in school to equip young people with adequate reproductive health information before leaving school.

“We call it family health education both at the primary and secondary school level so that students can access the required information to face the future and the challenges of health and reproductive health,” he added. “The messages are tailored to their level of education based on what they need to know at each level.” 

(NAN)

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