A non-governmental organisation, Nigerian Urban Health Initiative (NURHI2) said over the last five years, over half a million women in Oyo State received contraceptive methods in health facilities it supported, even as facilities that stocked at least five modern methods increased to 100 per cent within the same period. Chairman, Association of Medical Officers of Health, Oyo State, Dr Johnson Osoko, in a review of the project at End of Project Dissemination meeting, a virtual stakeholder meeting in Ibadan, said 440,517 of these women had received contraceptive methods from NURHI2 sites and the remaining through outreaches in NURHI- local government councils. People now believe that family planning cannot hurt a woman as against what it previously was. Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Basir Bello, acknowledged that the initiative’s interventions strengthened the healthcare system in the state by ensuring quality reproductive health and family planning service delivery. At the occasion, Honorable Ogundoyin, Dr Bello, Dr Olatunji and Dr Gbolahan Abbas were all recognised as maternal and reproductive health champions.
Source: Nigerian Tribune July 23, 2020 01:17 UTC