By Usman Shuaibu
In order to promote family planning and reduce unsafe abortion in the society, no fewer than 32 midwives from Midwifery Service Scheme (MSS) and private nurses/midwives, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were trained by the Women Friendly initiative (WFI), on basic family planning and post abortion care.
According to the senior programme officer of WFI, a non-governmental organization, Mrs. Frances Teshoma, who disclosed this, the training was carried out in four days, in Kuje area council, of the Territory.
She added that the NGO organized the training in partnership with the National Primary Health care development Agency (NPHCDA), with support from the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
Teshoma, who spoke in a recent interview with Peoples Daily, in Kuje, said workshop was also aimed at strengthening community support for increased access and utilization of family planning as well as post abortion care.
She further noted that it was to strengthen public-private referral linkages for integrated post abortion care as well as family planning/HIV information and services.
She explained that the MSS midwives and Nurses/Midwives were drawn from all the primary health care facilities as well as private clinics across the six area council of the FCT.
According to her, the management of the organization would continue to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescent as well as youth in the society.
Teshoma, however, said the leadership of the organization would be geared towards checkmate the activities of nurses/midwives every month at their various clinics, in order to achieve the targeted objectives.