By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Bauchi State government and an international non-governmental organisation, Health Policy Plus (HP+), have launched a Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) for child spacing in the state.
The plan was a state adopted national planning blueprint developed to give direction to Bauchi State’s child spacing programme.
It captures and budgets for all evidence-based child spacing interventions tailored towards achieving the goals of improving the health and wellbeing of the populace through family planning.
In his speech during the launch Tuesday , HP+ country director, Onoriode Ezire who was represented by the Bauchi State Policy and Advocacy Team leader, Hajara Moses John, said that HP+ has been playing a leading role by coordinating partners for the development of the plan.
Ezire said: “In line with this, Bauchi State which has a current CPR of 2.1% is expected to grow by 23.54% by 2018. Although this has been extended to 2020.”