DKT International donates N24m family planning kits to health centers in Osun

A non-governmental organization, DKT International has donated N24 million worth of family planning kits to health care centres across Osun state.

The donation was made on Tuesday in Osogbo, during a 5-day training programme organised for family planning service providers in the State.

The organization stated that the training is geared towards sensitization on the possible methods contraceptive options.

Speaking during the event, the Regional Manager of DKT International, Mrs Sarah Odeniran, said the organization in partnership with the federal ministry of health embarked on this quest in order to ensure that women at the grassroot level have accessibility to the different contraceptive methods at a free cost and to also ultimately minimize maternal morbidity and mortality rate in the state.

She said; “We are trying to address the issue regarding lack of trained providers to ensure that when a client gets to the facility, they are able to counsel them adequately on the available contraceptive option, to increase uptake and acceptability across all health care centres in the country, thereby increasing the number of women who would opt for family planning and in other to reduce maternal mortality rate in the country.

“so far, we have trained over 360 health care workers, and we have donated over 134 million worth of IUDs to States in the country. We discovered that the reason for low uptake is lack of trained providers and lack of commodities.”

In his earlier address, The Executive Secretary of Osun Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Oluwole Fabiyi reiterated the importance of strategic family planning as a save medium in ensuring healthy living of individuals, families and the nation.

Fabiyi reaffirmed the State government’s commitment to collaborate with implementing partners and contribute its quota to achieve the National Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) of 27% by 2030″.

He appreciated the organisation for its immense support and magnanimous donation, charging the trainees to be more committed and productive to justify the training acquired.

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