587 health facilities provide family planning services in Sokoto

No fewer than 587 healthcare centers are providing Family Planning (FP) services out of 829 health facilities in Sokoto State, an official said.

The Health Management Information System Officer in the State Ministry of Health, Garba Muhammad, disclosed this at a capacity-building training on Wednesday, 11th October, 2023 in Birnin Kebbi.

The event was organised by the Sokoto State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Muhammad said the FP services were available in health facilities located across rural and urban settlements being administered by health personnel in the state.

He explained that health workers were trained in the administration of the instruments geared toward ensuring child spacing among couples.

Mr Muhammad encouraged families to access the services which were being provided free to the citizens and enjoined stakeholders to contribute to educating the populace on the importance of family planning services.

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