Saturday 29th April, 2017
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Stakeholders advocate child spacing policies

Stakeholders advocate child spacing policies

Concerned by the em­barrassing high mater­nal and infant mortali­ty in the country, stakeholders have called for a definite poli­cies that will address the nag­ging issues surrounding child spacing.
The stakeholders made their position known at a workshop on Child Spacing Advocacy, Financing and Accountability organized by the Health Poli­cy Plus (HP+) Nigeria, which was held in Sokoto .
This is even as the Chair­man of the Sokoto State Child Spacing Advocacy Working Group, Dr Aminu Abdallah Sufi, has called on religious leaders to stick to the tenets of the hadith as it’s relate to child rights in the family.
He frowned at the situa­tion where women loss their lives at the point of delivery, stressing that: “It’s unaccept­able for a woman to lose her life while giving birth. It is also unacceptable for a child to lose his/her life at infancy.
He, therefore, reiterated for the need for what is described as planned child bearing, which according to him, will enhance healthy and happi­er family.
Speaking earlier, Dep­uty Governor of the State, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu Soko­to, pledged the full commit­ment of the state government towards improving maternal and child health in the state.
While giving an oversight of the workshop, the Coun­try Director, HP+, Onoriode Ezire, said it is a platform for collaboration between the Sokoto State Child Spacing Advocacy Working Group and key public sector deci­sion-makers to better under­stand their roles in governance and accountability, particu­larly in the context of Prima­ry Health Care under one roof initiative.

 

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