The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and other partners on Tuesday inaugurated three key reproductive health policies to accelerate family planning uptake, as well as reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who was represented by the Director Family Health, Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, unveiled the documents in Abuja.
The documents that were unveiled included the National Guidelines on Safe Termination of Pregnancy for Legal indications and National Depot-MedroxyProgesterone Acetate-Sub Cutaneous (DMPA-SC) Accelerated Introduction and Scale-up Plan (2018-2022). DMPA-SC is a modern family planning method that combines the contraceptive drug and needle into a single unit. It is administered sub-coetaneously (under the skin).
The other document, also inaugurated by the minister, was the Global Family Planning Visibility and Analytical Network with the National Logistics Management Information System (NAVISION). Adewole said: “The documents will support government and its partners to speed their efforts on family planning”.