PPFN wants Govt, others partnership to tackle maternal mortality


By: Joy Odor/Kaduna

A Non-Governmental Organization ‘Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria’ (PPFN) has called on the Kaduna State Government, religious and community leaders to extend hands of partnership to various NGO’s to enable them tackle issues related to maternal mortality.

The charge was made at the 2017 end of the Year State General Assembly meeting of the State Volunteer Groups held in Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria on Tuesday.

The State Secretary, Mallam Sani Hamid who gave the charge opined that this will help the NGO’s to optimize the games of what they have been rolling out as a plan to revamping the health sector across the board.

While speaking, he says: “if these are done, all efforts by Organizations like theirs will be harness and come out stronger and better”.

Mallam Hammad expressed that the most challenging aspect of the Organization is the perennial problem to see how the branches outside the central zone will be brought to life and become active.

“’So we debated through the meeting and we have set forth a lot of suggestions, saying, let there be activities not just at the central zone but to all the Southern and Northern zone to have activities every now and then”.

“The State Chapter should be going to support the volunteers and also participate in their activities, that is the only way we can strengthened, to make impact in the society as volunteer groups and if we do not do that, l do not see anywhere we will make them come alive”.

Earlier, in his speech, the State Chairman of PPFN, Comrade Kabiru Ibrahim pointed out that the meeting is to bring the activities of what it do in the National level down to the State so that people will know what is happening.

According to him, the donors want a step down by inviting more volunteer to contribute 15$ to sustain the reduction of maternal mortality in Nigeria through the use of child spacing method.

Commenting, a Child Spacing Provider, Mrs. Florence Nwaosu charged the religious and community leaders in local government areas to be advocate of maternal health, especially,  to embrace child spacing, as it involves the lives of their subjects.

Contributing, the State Co-ordinator of Youth Action Movement (YAM), Mr. Solomon Abila also expressed that the major challenges they are face is on teenage pregnancies and that the youth wing have been creating awareness and educating them.

“I would like the public to know that we as the youth, we want to eradicate the areas of social vices that has to do with the youth and also the adult as well because ignorant is a very serious disease and with the co-operation of the people we can be able to do that” he said.


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