Planned Parenthood Federation Of Nigeria To Upgrade Healthcare Facilities In Kaduna...Lauds Community Leaders For Support



MRS. Elizabeth Joe,
PPFN Northwest
Regional Coordinator,


The Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) has concluded arrangements to upgrade family planning units in ten healthcare facilities in Kaduna state.

The Northwest Regional Coordinator, Elizabeth Joe disclosed this in an interview after supervising the PPFN Volunteers meeting in Kaduna.

She explained that PPFN is a nationwide healthcare provider and a leading voice of sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Nigeria. 

"Founded in 1960 in response to Sexual and reproductive health-related concerns like unwanted pregnancies, child abandonment, and unsafe abortion." 

Elizabeth who noted that PPFN has maintained standards throughout the years it put up in serving Nigerians, said it has also focused on adolescent RH, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the displacement of people due to natural disasters or conflicts.


During a sensitization engagement, She commended the various religious, community as well as women, and youth leaders for their support and understanding and for exhibiting different strengths and capabilities in promoting family spacing in their respective communities.

According to her, the PPFN partnership with UNFPA and the Norwegian government has yielded a positive impact with the designation of 5 Primary Healthcare Facilities each in two local government areas for rehabilitation as part of the quality of care and services a pilot Program that was implemented in Gombe and Akwa Ibom states and now Kaduna state.

So far, we have trained over forty service providers from the facilities so that you can access family planning counseling, cancer screening, and HIV/AIDS prevention lectures."

These facilities are in Kubau and Igabi local government areas, they are selected by the UNFPA and the Norwegian government and they look at facilities where adolescent services can be accessed for our young women they have identified a high rate of early marriages, lack of information and VVF prevalence in those areas."

To encourage community acceptance, PPFN always engaged with community leaders as part of the entrance meeting strategy for them to know and understand the mission.

"The meeting between us is necessary because at the end of the day, whatever is brought to the community it is expected that they would take ownership to add value to their people".

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