As a behavioral change communication Specialist, I have coordinated demand creation activities that led to an increase of over 12,000 Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) as acceptors of Long Term Method of family planning (IUCD & Implant) within 6 years as Provider controlled reversible method is more ideal for women intending to space or limit birth. Also, within these 6 years period, almost 1,000,000 women and Men of reproductive age were furnished with information to improve their knowledge and perception for Long Term Method (LTM)
The Incidences of maternal mortality rate in Nigeria has encouraged me to assist women with unmet need for family planning to prevent unintended pregnancies which often results in death & injuries from abortions provided in unsafe conditions closely spaced and ill-timed pregnancies and births contribute to some of the highest mortality rates in the country.
Reaching out to Women of Reproductive Age with unmet need for family planning In Muslim Communities who are fecund and sexually active but are not using any method of contraception as closely spaced and ill-timed pregnancies and births contribute to some of the highest mortality rates in Nigeria. To overcome this issue, male involvement sessions was introduced to address misconception, the role of men in pregnancy and child spacing.
Myths and misconceptions are a major factor militating against the adoption and use of modern family planning methods in Nigeria, most serious and most damaging the fear that contraceptive could impair the health of both the woman and the child
To contribute in the effort to reduction of Maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Nigeria currently about 400 out of every 100,000 live births by building an established structure which makes contacting, mobilising and referral of WRA at a very short notice and Involvement of religious groups to ensure better acceptance of Family