“My job entails going from house to house in the community to enlightened people the importance of adopting Family Planning aimed at improving the health of the mother and the baby”
“nowadays things have changed because their is high increase of the number of people in this locality who accept our campaign and trooped to FP facilities to accessed Family Planning contraceptives” those were the words of an experienced Social Mobilizer at Nassarawa laocal givernmenal Area of Kano state named Hindatu Mukhtar.
The social Mobilizer was speaking when a team of journalist advocating for Family planning in Kano in collaboration with the state ministry of health,And the Challenge Initiative TCI visited FP unit at Gwagwarwa primary Health care center in Nassarawa local government area of Kano state.
The social Mobilizer who works under the umbrella of Traditional Birth Attendance Community TBA lamented that people were now accessing the commodities with passion due to awareness and massive campaigns on the importance of child birth spacing.
She added that gone were the days when husband’s denied their wives to acceses Family planning contraceptives .
Speaking to the team of journalist the officer incharge of FP unit at Gwagwarwa PHC Zainab Suleiman said the facility witnessed high number of clients who visited the facility on daily basis to accessed the commodities.
Suleiman said before the lockdown, they received over twenty clients daily,while with the lockdown almost Ten clients visited the facility on daily basis.
The health professional maintained that kano state Government provided the needed commodities and as when due.
Some of the clients who spoke to journalist at the facility who did not approved their names to be mentioned said they have been accessing the facilities for the past five years,both of them said the they were using injectables and have not witnessed any complications.
Meanwhile the Team also visited kawaji primary Health care center in Nassarawa local government.
Incharge of FP facility of the PHC Fatima Abubakar Kawaji said people of the area and even neighboring communities trooped to the facility to accessed the commodities.
She said they provided different types of contraceptives depending on the choice of the client,like injectables,pills,Inflanol among others.
Fatima Abubakar Kawaji Added that from January to date over 978 clients have accessed Family Planning at kawaji primary Health care center in Nassarawa local government area of Kano state.