The Executive Secretary, Ogun State Primary Healthcare Development Board, Dr Elijah Ogunsola says maternal mortality can best be averted through the uptake of different methods of Family Planning.
Dr Ogunsola made this known during a Workshop organised by the State Primary Health Care Development Board in collaboration with a Development Partner, The Challenge Initiative, TCI, held in Abeokuta,
He noted that the Social Behavioural Change Communication Committee was part of platforms made available by the present administration in order to identify the best communication strategy to adopt to increase the effectiveness of Family Planning.
The executive secretary highlighted some of the advantages of family planning, to include averting unnecessary abortion of pregnancies, prolonging the life of mothers, allowing couple to space children for better economic and social life without limiting the numbers of children.
He commended the efforts of the state government at ensuring that commodities were made available at all times in all primary healthcare facilities across the state,as well as creating an enabling environment for partners and investors in the State.
Also, the State Programme Coordinator, Mrs Adebusola Oyeyemi said that the Strategic Plan was like a chart in the course of family planning communication in Ogun, adding that it would be a guide for all stakeholders as well as Development Partners in the future.
Participants at the workshop, Messrs Omotunde Arisekola , Adetokunbo Salami and Miss Bólúwatife Fajobi opined that women of child bearing age required the right knowledge that must be factual as well as comprehensive, noting that the workshop was apt as it would ensure that there was a roadmap that would encourage the adoption and uptake of Family Planning in the State.