Contraceptives: Jigawa women request for more supply by government

The high demand and scramble for family planning contraceptives has led to the scarcity of the commodity in all the primary healthcare facilities across Jigawa state.

Consequently, Jigawa women are demanding for more supply of the commodity to ensure sustenance of family planning.

Recently, the media in partnership with non-governmental organisations, DevCom and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) had gone round to access the acceptability of the family planning programme by the rural and urban dwellers across the three senatorial zones of the state.

Addressing the media, Hauwa Hamisu Musa, in charge of the family planning department in the primary healthcare facility in Kiyawa said women are trooping out to demand for the commodities on daily basis.

She said due to the sensitisation, awareness as well as enlightenment across the state, married women accepted the programme.

She used the forum to call on the policy makers to increase the supplies of the family planning commodity to all the primary healthcare centres across the state.

“Presently, the commodities are scarce because of the high demand. We ran short of it. Women from the rural and urban areas are coming in for the programme.

“We used to get our supplies weekly, or monthly, even though what we receive in a week or month is not enough compared to the high demand from the married women.

“In fact, we need additional commodities to be supplied to us always. Because women have accepted the family planning and that is why we need more supplies,” Mrs. Musa said.