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Bauchi state Coordinator says Family Planning will reduce maternal mortality

by Adenike Akindude
Bauchi state Coordinator says Family Planning will reduce maternal mortality.dailyfamily.ng

Hajiya Hajara Yahya, the Coordinator of Family Planning (FP) Bauchi state, revealed the importance of family planning and how it will help to reduce maternal and child mortality.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Bauchi, Yahya, speaking on Wednesday 27th September, 2017 said making use of family planning contraceptives will reduce maternal and child mortality in the state.

You can also read this: Advantages of Natural Family Planning

She said family planning helps the mother to become healthy before the next pregnancy and this will help to prevent complications in the next pregnancy and child birth.

Yahya mentioned that a survey that was conducted in the year 2015 showed that only 2.2 percentage of families in Bauchi state utilized family planning.

She mentioned that religion, culture and poverty are what hinders couples from making use of contraceptives and family planning in Bauchi state.

She added: “The percentage of utilization of family planning commodities is 2.2 per cent according to a survey conducted in 2015.

“Family planning saves live and reduce the burden of maternal and child mortality, the mother and child will be healthy during the planning years.

“Family planning is beneficial to the mother, such that the reproductive system will be ready to another baby, for the father, it also help plan for his family adequately and sufficiently.

“The child will grow in good health by having adequate breast milk and family planning also prevent the child from common childhood diseases.”

You can also read this: “Maternal Health can best be addressed with Family Planning and child spacing” – Research

 

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