Group set to track budget for family planning in Lagos
Lagos Advocacy Working Group (LAWG), a non-governmental organisation committed to reproductive health and family planning, has declared readiness to track budget released for family planning and consumables at local government level in Lagos State.
LAWG Chairman, Ayo Adebusoye, disclosed this at the group’s Planning & Review management meeting.
Barr. Adebusoye said budget tracking was necessary to ensure adequate budget release and utilisation at local government levels. He said making consumables available and free would remove all barriers in accessing family planning.
He said: “We have targets by which we want to reduce maternal mortality. Nigeria has one the highest mortality rates. It’s actually the second in the whole world and one of the quickest ways in reducing that is through family planning,” he said.
Also arising from the review is the recognition of social media as effective tool for family planning campaign.
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