Contraception in Nigeria - Jane Dreaper reports

Jul 11, 2012, 01:51 PM

Evidence published in the medical journal the Lancet today suggests that providing more contraception around the world could save a hundred thousand lives every year, by reducing the number of women who die in childbirth. At a major international conference in London, tomorrow , organised jointly by the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, details will be announced of new funding for contraception in many of the world's poorest countries. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa: it's oil-rich but has only the most basic of health facilities, and its population of 167 million is rising rapidly. Only about ten per cent of Nigerian couples use contraception, but providing more widely available family planning services is just one of the many health needs the country faces. Our health correspondent Jane Dreaper report #BBC #Contraception #FPsummit #Everymothercounts