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180,000 persons empowered on sexual, reproductive health, rights

Availability of contraceptive commodities is impacting access for millions of women who need them to prevent unwanted pregnancies—and the country isn’t providing them fast enough.
Availability of contraceptive commodities is impacting access for millions of women who need them to prevent unwanted pregnancies—and the country isn’t providing them fast enough.

Save the Children International (SCI), has empowered over 183,164 on sexual and reproductive health.

Country Director of the organisation, Shannon Ward said this was done in the last three and half years through the Reaching and Empowering Adolescent to Make Informed Choices for their Health (REACH) project with support from Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

Speaking during the closing ceremony of the project on Tuesday in Abuja, she said the essence of the project was to ensure that adolescent girls and boys aged 10 to 19 years, have access to “gender-responsive” adolescent sexual and reproductive health services and rights.

Rahinatu Adamu Hussaini, REACH project director said 100,000 adolescents and young girls in Katsina, Zamfara, and Gombe States were empowered on sexual and reproductive health.

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire who was represented by the director, family health of the ministry, Dr. Salma Ibrahim Anas said the project had affected young women and girls positively in the areas of child marriage, early childbearing, educational attainment gender-based violence, decisions ability and access/utilization of services and improved sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) knowledge.

 

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