Group donates family planning equipment to ODSG

Group donates family planning equipment to ODSG

By Kemi Olatunde
Towards enhancing Family Planning activities and improving the contraceptive prevalence of the state, a Development Partner, Marie Stopes International has donated Family Planning Equipment worth millions of naira to the Ondo State Government.

The Country Director Marie Stopes International, Mr Effiom Effiom said reducing maternal mortality, preventing unwanted pregnancies and children and proper planning of families are the driving forces that propeled activities of the organisation.

The South /South Regional Manager, Mrs Mary Ogholi who represented the Country Director and did the handing over ,said the equipment will help the state in enhancing Family planning activities, increase coverage and improve the contraceptive prevalence rate of the state.

Other areas Marie Stopes had assisted the state include supportive supervision which is usually done until the Health Provider is able to do the job perfectly unaided.

She added that they help health facilities on clinic days to do proper documentation as well as support and encourage outreaches which she said is to achieve wider coverage and better contraceptive prevalence.

Effiom charged beneficiaries to make judicious use of the equipment in the facilities and not divert them for private use while promising more equipment if the state needs more.

The Executive Secretary of the Ondo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Francis Akanbiemu who was represented by the Director  of Medical Services, Dr Olugbenga Fabusiwa received the equipment on behalf of the state .

Akanbiemu  promised judicious use of the equipment which he said will be taken to health facilities in rural communities in the state.

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The State Family Planning and Reproductive Health Officer, Mrs Rosemary Adegbulugbe thanked the Development Partner on behalf of the State Government and promised that  the equipment will be used judiciously.

Items donated to the government and handed over to fifty-two rural facilities across the state are: 33 Manual Autoclaves, 57 Implant Insertion Kits, 57 Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device ( IUCD) Kits,  53 Cheatle Forceps, 53 Cheatle Forcep Holders, 53 Crocodile Forceps and 23 Site Markers.

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