State Ministry of Health to Promote Self-Injection for Childbirth Spacing


The Nasarawa State Government says it is ramping up efforts to promote and support women in embracing self-injection for childbirth spacing.

This initiative was a focal point of discussion during the Dissemination of Nasarawa State Performance: DISC Project Impact, held at Awa Diamond Hotel, Kwandare Road Lafia.

Organized by the Nasarawa State Ministry of Health in collaboration with the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Discovery Innovations In Self Care (DISC), and the Society for Family Health, the event aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions promoting self-injection for childbirth spacing in the state.

The meeting highlighted significant findings on the impact of self-injection interventions, with over eight thousand women having adopted the practice after receiving training.

Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Gaza Gwamna, acknowledged government’s commitment to enhancing access to family planning services and commended the contributions of the implementing partners.

Dr. Alhassan Ibrahim, Director of Public Health, and representatives from various health agencies emphasized the potential of these interventions in reducing maternal mortality rates and reiterated government’s dedication to empowering women and ensuring increased access to childbirth spacing services.

The State Coordinator for Reproductive Health and Family Planning at the Ministry of Health, Solome Vincent Ayah, shared insights on the DISC Project’s achievements, noting that eight thousand women in the state were currently practicing self-injection for childbirth spacing, with Keffi Local Government leading the way.

Representatives from organizations such as Society for Family Health, Jhpiego, and Rotary Action for Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health expressed satisfaction with the intervention’s impact and pledged continued collaboration with the government to improve healthcare services.

Some Women who have adopted self-injection commended its effectiveness and urged authorities to expand the intervention to other local government areas.

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