NGOs task Federal and State Governments on implementation of Maternal Health Policy
A coalition of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has urged governments at all levels to prioritise implementation of Strategic Policy Documents on improving access to reproductive and maternal healthcare in Nigeria.
The NGOs, comprising Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale Project (PSN-PAS@Scale) and John Snow International/Access Collaborative, made the appeal at the inauguration and dissemination of Reproductive and Maternal Health Policy Documents in Abuja.
The documents are aimed at eliminating all preventable maternal deaths.
Mr Ibrahim Ayuba, the programme Director of PSN-PAS, in his key note address, specifically urged the Federal and State Governments as well as relevant stakeholders to place high premium on the dissemination and full implementation of these documents.
He identified the documents as high impact strategies and policies to improving maternal health outcomes of Nigerian women and girls.
Ayuba noted that the documents inaugurated by the Minister of Health aligned with the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) efforts at eliminating all preventable maternal deaths by 2030.
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