Why are most men not involved in Family planning? Has that apathy any effect whatsoever on reproductive health? Join us on Wednesday as we discuss #NaijaMen4FP with @Nigeriahealthwatch
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I received this email by an organisation, Nigeria Health Watch,
Here is an excerpt
Dear Jenny, Nigeria is facing a population explosion, which if not meaningfully tackled, will affect our ability as a country to meet the needs of every Nigerian. In no sector is this more obvious than in the health sector. Family planning is one of the leading strategies to improve family life and welfare, control unwanted population growth, and aid the development of the nation. Though traditional family planning programs focus primarily on women, men are often the primary decision makers about family size, health services, and family planning methods. In light of this, Nigeria Health Watch will hold its first Health Watch Forum of the year, themed “The Elephant in the Room - Men as Change Agents in Family Planning Discourse.” We hope that the Forum will give an opportunity to enlighten the Nigerian health sector, help create a greater sense of urgency to address the low Contraceptive Prevalence Rate and increase uptake of Family Planning commodities. Ahead of the forum, Nigeria Health Watch will be holding a Tweet chat to raise awareness about the importance of men in the family planning discourse (#NaijaMen4FP). We recognise the work that you do in male empowerment and would like you to participate in our Tweet chat....
It feels good to be recognised for one's work. So do join the Tweet chat on Wednesday 3pm (Lagos time).