Family Health Advocates in Nigeria Initiative (FHANI) on Tuesday commended the Kaduna State Government over distribution of child-birth-spacing popularly known as family planning commodities to healthcare facilities in the state.
This was coming months after several facilities that render the services had ran out of the commodities.
The action of the Government according to the Chairman of FHANI, Alhaji Bala Mohammed Tijjani, was a demonstration of a commitment to ensuring better reproductive health for residents of the state amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
To FHANI, “the fear exercised by residents and partners over reproductive health of families, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic period will now be addressed.
“The shortage of CBS commodities already experienced in the state will drop drastically.”
The health group also commended the State Government for keeping the Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) open for residents to access antenatal care and immunisation services among others.
The group then called on Federal Government to live up to its expectations on timely supply of needed commodities to citizens, in order to reduce the high burdens of maternal deaths experienced in the country.