Panelists at a media roundtable on family planning say negative perceptions and misinformation are impeding family planing in Plateau State.
They called for attitudinal change from policy makers as well as media partnership to create awareness on child spacing.
Plateau State Program Coordinator of the challenge initiative TCI, Dr. Philemon Mamza made it clear that family Planning is all about getting a healthy population and not an attempt for population control.
Plateau State Family Planning Coordinator, Mrs. Rahila Telfim appealed for commitment by state government to address poor family planning in the state.
Chairman, Voice for family Planning and Reproductive Health Center, Plateau State, Dr. Josiah Mutihir, represented by Secretary of the group, Mrs. Hannatu Dung, advocated adequate financing of family planning programs in the State.
The media roundtable organized by the Plateau State Media for Family Planning had the theme “Bridging the funding gap on Family Planning Services in Plateau State”. Journalists present engaged panelists and officials on issues relating to the subject.