Global Media Foundation, a person’s rights advocacy NGO, is pushing with the inclusion of family planning one of the selection of services integrated in National Insurance Health Scheme (NHIS).
Mr. Raphael Godlove Ahenu, the main Executive Officer, said this was fundamental to efforts at tackling teenage pregnancy and reducing maternal deaths.
He was speaking at the community sensitization forum on reproductive health held at Busuama within the Kintampo North Municipality.
He expressed worry about period of time patronage of family planning services, especially among sexually-active young men and women.
The forum was organized through the NGO under its “Safe Abortion Project” -Advocating for young people’s access to safe abortion and contraceptive use.
This is it being implemented from the Brong-Ahafo Region with support with the Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF).
Mr Ahenu attributed the rapid growth and development of the nation’s population, the improvement in teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion to low patronage in family planning services.
He considered necessary intensification of health education to discourage the youth from reckless sexual behavior.