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Live Update dRPC, health experts, others discuss family planning in Nigeria

As part efforts to contribute to the debate on Nigeria’s impending population explosion, the Research and Project Centre (dRPC) will join other health experts, government officials, civil society organisations and international partners at the ongoing 2018 National Family Planning Conference to call on the government to pay attention to the health sector through more investment in Family Planning (FP) services.
In line with this objective, dRPC PAS is organising a side event at the conference to advocate for more investment and inclusion in family planning strategies in the country.
The national family planning conference is a biannual event where family planning experts, government officials, international donors converge to discuss services in the country.
This year, in accordance with the theme of the conference, “Investment, Innovation and Inclusiveness”, the dRPC event advocates for innovation, inclusiveness and investment in family planning.
Expected at the meeting are health experts, academics, some state health commissioners, media analysts, government officials working in FP and reproductive health and CSOs working in the FP section.
At the forefront of the meeting is the deliberation on more investment and inclusion of FP and reproductive health in Nigeria.
The meeting also intends to update the states on the new family planning policies and what has been working in some states, deliberate on the role of media in FP and maternal health space in Nigeria among others.
In spite of efforts to make FP services cheap and available in the country, the rate of acceptance is still very low as many sexually active women are reluctant to embrace contraceptives.
PREMIUM TIMES will bring you live updates of the event. You can also follow the discussion through the twitter handle #pasfpsideevent
The event is expected to start at 9:30 a.m.

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