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The Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria has harpped on the need for afoption of family planning for a better society, reports 
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Some of the participants at the outreach ar LAUTH

Speaking recently during an outreach held at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LAUTH) in Ikeja-Lagos, with participants across faithlines, government, artisan groups, several supporting community based organisations, including security agencies, Mr. Bamiteko Martins Ojo, Social Behavioural and Community Change Officer [SBCCO] incharge of Lagos State gave a run-down of the organization’s journey so far in the state.


Mr. Ojo while stressing the need for all hands to be on deck to ensure the realization of the objectives of Marie Stopes International, he further observed that there is need to review and adopt new ways of working to strengthen partnership.


As said by him, “leveraging on community support for programme sustainability and ownership is also one of the objectives of this event”.


Equally speaking, Dr. Ajibola Michael, the medical Officer incharge of Marie Stopes Clinic, Surulere addressed the issue of how the synergy with the community can work better.
He expressed optimistic that with the interactive session, there will be an increase in the understanding of the vision, mission, objectives, outlet strategies and activities of Marie Stopes International Organisation (MSION).


Mrs. Owojuwigbe Clara, who represented the Lagos State Director of Health Education and Promotion called on Participants to support Mariestopes in the advocacy programme on Family Planning.


In the same vein, the Director of Nursing Services who was represented by Mrs Adeleke Rachael of Lagos Primary Health Care Board also enjoined participants to assist Mariestopes raise the level of awareness regarding family planning even as she stressed the role of Religious and Traditional leaders.


Also in attendance were the Administrative Officer of Area F, ASP Ekwe Osong, Insp. Akomofe Rafat, Community leaders, the Media amongst others.

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