A Non governmental organization has produced an annual family planning estimate, for decision making and policy makers at different levels.
This routine programme by Track 20 project is in partnership with the federal ministry of health and would assist in adjusting routines and ensuring accountability for the family planning programme.
Nigeria is gradually making progress in its target of achieving the modern contraceptive use rate of 27% by 2030.
But it is imperative that efforts are intensified to bridge the funding gap for the implementation of family planning.
While the country has its five year demographic survey which is a good guide for investing in human and financial resources, the time lapse between the survey may not allow stakeholders appreciate annual programme changes and needs.
This has enforced the need for additional tracking of the family planning program.
Track20 works with family planning 2020 commitment, making countries recruit, train, and support dedicated family planning monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officers.
M&E officers are seconded to a country’s Ministry of Health, and serve as point persons for family planning data.
The officers’ day-to-day activities vary according to country needs, ranging from producing subnational estimates of key family planning indicators to evaluating signals from routine and survey data to support programmatic decisions.
Today it has brought out a Data Analytics report of its findings on the various family programs in the country.
The findings varies from the the most commonly or unused family methods used in the rural and urban areas, statistics of women enlightened by family planning programmes, challenges encountered and possible solutions.
Things to prioritize for family planning which will produce good result, is increased availability of family planning methods in the public sector, increased availability of postpartum planning, and demand generation using the media.