CBS: Gains Sustainability, Paramount – Service Provider.
By Murtala Muhammad
The Bauchi state government has been urged to sustain the successes recorded in the area of access to Child Birth Spacing service with a view to complementing The Challenge Initiative, TCI paradigm shift model.
A Family Planning service provider at Yelwa Domiciliary Primary Healthcare Centre, Zulaihatu Sa’id Sambo made the call in an exclusive interview with Radio Nigeria in Bauchi.
Zulaihatu Sambo said the support given to the facility, particularly the renovation of the Family Planning Unit under its 72 hour Makeover approach, cannot be underestimated, hence the need for the government to sustain it.
According to her, the Unit was recording around one hundred and fifty clients in a month, but with the intervention of TCI the number increased to six hundred clients seeking CBS services.
A client and mother of one, Mrs. Favour Emmanuel told Radio Nigeria that she decided to visit the facility for Child Birth Spacing service because she wants to have enough time to rest before having another pregnancy.
Mrs. Emmanuel said the CBS programmes being run on Radio and TV have contributed immensely in dragging her to the facility to access the CBS services.
Another client who is a mother of nine, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed said she was at the PHC for the first-time to seek Child spacing intervention services.