Ogidi (Idemili North
LGA), July 18, 2019 (MOI) Anambra State Government says it will partner The
Challenge Initiative (TCI) to drive traffic toward Long Acting Reversible
non-governmental organisation with objective of improving urban health, have
their hubs in India, Francophone and East Africa countries.
The initiative took
after the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) as a project
supporting the state government in promoting Family Planning/Child Birth
Earlier, Head of
Department (HOD) Health/Director Primary Healthcare Idemili North LGA, Mr
Anthony Onyaka said the 3-day exercise was aimed at training community
mobilisers from each ward in the area.
Health Chairmen (WDC) helps in mobilising people on family planning and
accesses the services of various wards in the local government on all the
methods including Natural family planning.
``These are different
forms of implants, male and female condoms and natural birth control.’’
that the programme was beneficial to state and communities.
He noted that when
women were mobilised, they would access the services of TCI and be educated on
the advantages and disadvantages of those methods.
Mrs Onyekachi Ewe,
TCI Demand Generation Technical Support Lead, said that their mission was to
offer technical support to government in family planning.
Mrs Ewe said that
they were provided capacity training in order to work hand in hand with the
state government to implement high impact intervention in the state.
``TCI works through
service delivery, training community mobilisers, provide facilities, creating
demand as well as driving traffic on CBS.
``The initiative also
uses door to door approach through community structures in increasing demand so
that they will be referring people to the trained health providers,’’ she said.
She stressed that TCI
provided grassroots technical information and detailed counseling to men and
women of child bearing age on LARC, and assisting them to choose the best
There were classroom
tests for the 30 community mobilisers from Idemili North and Awka South LGAs.