Kogi ranks low in family planning – USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The team lead of USAID Maternal and Child Survival Programme (MCSP) in Kogi State, Dr Gabriel Alobo, says the state ranks very low in terms of contraceptive usage and adoption of other methods of family planning.

Alobo, who disclosed this in Lokoja at the weekend during the launch of the Kogi State 2018-2021 Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan and Green Dot Logo, explained that Kogi had the lowest contraceptive usage within the middle belt region.

He said the state had just about 11 percent for all methods and 8.5 percent for mordy method which he noted was very low compared to the national average of 50 percent for all methods and 10 percent for mordy.

He said the Costed Implementation Planning that had been developed was to determine what it would cost the state to improve from its current family planning usage of 11 percent to about 20 percent.

According to him, the estimated cost of the materials and logistics needed to increase the current low level of 11 percent family planning in Kogi to about 20 percent was put at about N500 million.

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