Family planning services has improved in Kaif-says manager of Kaif health centre

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Mr Jammeh Sillah has disclosed that family planning services in Kaif in the Kiang East District of Lower River Region has improved tremendously.

Mr Sillah made this revelation recently during the field visit by some media personnel and the UNFPA communication officer, Lamin Camara, to the health facility.

Mr Sillah said the FP services have improved from 30% to 98%, as he expressed gratitude to the village support groups, the government and the UNFPA.

He further said that the health facility has been getting supply of family planning commodities, like the oral contraceptives, Depo provera, condoms, female condoms, inter Uterine device and the jadelle implants, courtesy of the UNFPA.

Mr Sillah, however, lamented that the facility is constrained in terms of staffing, accommodation, fencing and the lack of running water.

For her part, Mariatou Bah of Sare Samba village disclosed that the “Kabilo Bama” initiative has greatly improved the livelihood of the womenfolk in their various communities.

She explained how the initiative has helped women, especially pregnant women and the sick in transporting them from Sare Samba village to Kaif health centre.

She also explained how the women groups in the community have been embarking on advocacy programmes, business ventures, like soap-making, tie and dye, among others.

She said women have been responding positively to family planning programmes, whilst expressing gratitude to the UNFPA for its support.

She, however, called for more support in improving the poor state of the road leading to Kaif Health Centre.

Author: Bruce Asemota