Various Advocacy Working Groups on family planning have been told to evolve strategies on resource mobilization and prudent fund management in order to sustain the increased health indices on Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) of States.
The new Country Director, Pathfinder International, Nigeria, Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi gave the charge in Abuja at the opening of a 5-day Resources Mobilization and Grant Proposal Writing workshop for Advocacy Working Groups in Ogun, Kwara and Plateau States.
Dr. Dorayi said Pathfinder among other development partners were interested in the progress made through advocacy involvement which has brought about reduction in maternal mortality rate, as well as increase in uptake of family planning contraceptives and effective services.
She regarded the groups as essential link which have acquired necessary skills to assist States with multiplying effects on the Country at large.
“Advocacy Working Groups have been doing a lot and we want to appreciate your efforts, at the same time build your capacities on mobilizing resources and other important areas to ensure that States achieve more on maternal and child health to sustain activities on family planning and wellbeing of the people”, she emphasized.
Participants at the workshop were of the opinion that the programme was apt, so as to help the larger house on the best global practice in accessing resources and proposal writing for the benefit of the States.