Maternal and child health services is one of the essential health services in peril during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this, the Post Pregnancy Family Planning (PPFP) project — one of the projects under the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHCCP) Family Planning Portfolio in Nigeria — and Lagos State Health Officers took to the media to discuss accessing family planning services from the private and public sector. These discussions were held in English and Yoruba Languages four media stations; Bond FM, Kiss FM, Nigeria Info FM and LTV8.
It focussed on the importance of maintaining access to life-saving services such as family planning to avoid unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions.
It was an engaging time with the listeners and viewers as issues such as the benefits of family planning, method choice immediately after delivery, balanced counselling, reproductive health right, involvement, side effects of family planning, myths and misconceptions, private-public involvement were discussed.
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