A medical expert and Director, Ambulance and Emergency Services, Ogun State Ministry of Health, Dr. Hassan Adelakun has called on women of childbearing age to embrace effective child spacing methods and pay more attention to their reproductive health, to prevent associated death of mothers and children in the country.
Adelakun said this at a lecture and advocacy programme for stakeholders in child and maternity care organised by Ogun State Government in collaboration with Rotary International in Yewa North Local Government Secretariat, Ayetoro.
He noted that the global world was concerned on the rate at which women and children were dying, as a result of pregnancy-related complications, calling for concerted efforts of all and sundry to combat the challenge.
Adelakun appreciated the involvement of Rotary International for the support to the State government, particularly on the wellbeing of women and children, urging the organisation not to relent in creating awareness on the importance of Family Planning, as well as myths and misconceptions associated with it.
In his presentation, the Chief Medical Director, General Hospital, Ayetoro, Dr. Olawale Maku, said family planning is cost-effective with beneficial impact to government and the people, encouraging participants to enlighten families on its benefits.
Maku applauded the present government for the procurement of equipment and renovation of some of the government’s health facilities, calling for the recruitment of more health personnel in the sector.
Speaking on behalf of the participants, Chief Imam of Ayetoro, Alhaji Ganiyu Ajakore, and Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Samuel Ayanyemi, said the lecture was an eye-opener enjoying other participants to spread the knowledge gained.
They appealed for continuous sensitisation of people to promote the well being of the family and improvement in the socio-economic development of the State.