Stakeholders In Reproductive Health Planning Massive Awareness Programmes Targeting Youth

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Participants being addressed at the First Universities Sustainable Goals summit organized by an NGO known as Development and Projects Centre DRPC-PAS held at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

Some stakeholders in Reproductive and Family health are planning massive awareness programmes for active youth participation in the areas of Reproductive Health towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals MDGs in the country.

The decision was taken after an intensive deliberation at the First Universities Sustainable Goals summit organized by an NGO known as Development and Projects Centre DRPC-PAS held at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

In a presentation, representative of  Partnership for Advocacy on Child and Family Health, Dr. Sa’id Tafida emphasized the need for youths to be knowledgeable and show commitment on Reproductive Health and bring meaningful contributions to attaining the MDGs goal number Three.

Earlier in an address, a Reproductive health specialist from Ibadan, Mr. Turnwait Michael identified ignorance, poor health care delivery system and other Socio-Cultural practices as factors militating against Nigerian youths.

Participants at the summit include representatives from United Nations Population Fund, civil society organizations and students from universities and secondary schools.

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