From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The Jigawa Maternal Accountability Forum (JiMAF) with support from Women’s Integrated Service or Health (WISH) highlight five major challenges associated with smoth practices of Family Planning in Jigawa state.
The challenges were identified by the JiMAF and disseminated the findings during a session with stakeholders held on Thursday at manpower development institute Dutse.
Presenting the findings to the participants, the executive director Exceptional Leadership and Integrity Promotion Initiative (ELIP) comrade Isah Mustapha said, the challenges are many but the major can be categorize into five challenges.
He explained that, inadequate budget to family planning, delayed request of funds and zero release to family planning activities in the state.
Other findings include the stuckout of family planning services in many primary and secondary health facilities that may hamper the high demand of family planning services by community members as well as the consistent increase in family planning allocation and releases.
Comrade Isa Mustapha the present the recommendation made by JiMAF to increase public investment for family planning and health sectors at large.
The recommendation urged, government to sustain commitment in yearly increase of family planning allocation and release while MDAs should prioritize family planning and timely request of funds.
Other recommendations said, the allocation to family planning is grossly inadequate as the recent family planning commodities and consumerbles by Federal government need to increase allocation for adequate supplies.