Advocacy Visit to Model Clinic, Paiko
The Challenge Initiative team were welcomed by the staff of the Model Clinic, Paiko in Paikoro Local Government Area Niger State, on the 19th of May, 2020.
Mrs. Sarah Marcus, the head the Family Planning unit of the facility told the team about services they render at the facility which includes child birth, family planning services, ANC, and counseling. She said for a client to enroll into Family Planning, the client undergoes some procedures. She also spoke about a side effect of the Family Planning which was bleeding after the insertion but it is nothing to be worried about.
Mrs. Sarah talked about the turn out of clients since the start of COVID-19. She added that people in the community rarely patronize the hospital for Family Planning due to beliefs and myths. The people need to be educated on the benefits of Family Planning. She also spoke about the unavailability of products to be used for clients in the facility as the supply is low,due to the unavailability, some Family Planning Methods are not practised in the hospital.
Some photos from the visit below: