The Rivers state government is appealing to women in the rural areas across the 23 local government to give birth to the number of children they can adequately cater and provide for.
This is part of Efforts to boost Family Planning indices and create awareness on the importance of Family planning in Rivers state, the Marie stope foundation has donated family planning Equipment to the Rivers state government
Receiving the family planning equipment’s on behalf of Rivers state government, permanent secretary ministry of Health Carolina Wali said the equipment will help to shore up and close the gap on the shortfalls with the state inabilities to meet family planning targets
She appealed to women in the rural areas to take advantage of the new equipment to enable them plan on the number of children they can cater for.
Mrs. Wali added that the equipment will enable the state to boost the Family planning indices which is currently low according to world health organisation maternal health ratings
The Regional Manager, Maria Stopes International organisation, Mary Ogholi during the presentation of equipment at conference hall Rivers State Ministry of Health said the equipment will help family planning health providers to curb the high rate of maternal mortality rate in Nigeria
Our correspondent reports that the Equipment donated include; Autoclave, Cheatle Forceps/Holder, Site Marker and Crocodile Forceps.