Family Health Advocates in Nigeria Initiative (FHANI) has called on Kaduna State Government to commence distribution of the procured child spacing consumables for women and families in need to access them.
A statement by Secretary of the Group, Iliya Kure, said, “delay in the distribution of the consumables will not only affect the child spacing programme in the state, but will also continue to negatively affect families in dire need of the services.”
The statement described child spacing practice as scientifically proven to reduce maternal deaths by up to 40%, emphasizing that the state should continue to count on it to “significantly reduce maternal deaths.”
According to the statement, “on 21st October, Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency (KADHSMA) informed FHANI of the procurement of child spacing consumables, an action consistent with the promise of the current administration of ensuring women access child spacing services free of charge.”
FHANI praised Kaduna state “for its consistency and commitment to improving the life of women through continuous allocation of funds to drive child spacing programme in the state.
“Kaduna state in its 2020 budget earmarked N100 million naira for procurement of child spacing consumables, and another N12 million to be spent on transportation of the consumables, training of service providers and conducting supportive supervision, among others,” the statement said.