Wednesday, July 12, 2017

2017 World Population Day: Family Planning - tool for population control

A group of Kenyan women listen during a course at the local maternity facility on what Islam allows and does not allow in terms of family planning, and on the benefits of family planning at a village in north-eastern Wajir County

Medical stakeholders called for more investment in Family Planning methods to provide adequate sexual and reproductive health services.

As Nigerians join the world to mark the 2017 World Population Day on July 11, some medicalstakeholders on Monday advocated for the need for Nigerians to adopt family planning to regulate population growth and reduce maternal deaths.

The stakeholders, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, also called for more investment in Family Planning methods to provide adequate sexual and reproductive health services in the country.

The theme for 2017 World Population Day is: “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations’’.

As at Monday, July 10, a website, www.worldometers estimates the current population of Nigeria to be at  191,892,343 , based on the latest United Nations (UN) estimates.


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