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UNFPA IN LAGOS STATE

 

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Photo 1: (talking) Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget, Mr. Ben Akabueze. Centre sitting is Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State. Extreme right is UNFPA Resident Representative, Dr. Agathe Lawson. Photo2: Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and UNFPA Resident Representative, Dr. Agathe Lawson, signing agreement.

 


POPULATION PROJECTION:

State

Lagos

Males

4,719,125

Females

4,394,480

Both Sexes

9,113,605

Growth Rate

3.2

Fraction

0.032

2007

9,485,538

2008

9,793,984

2009

10,112,460

2010

10,441,292

2011

10,780,817

2012

11,131,382

2013

11,493,347

2014

11,867,082

2015

12,252,970

HEALTHCARE SERVICES IN LAGOS STATE

STATE CONTEXT

Lagos State, Nigeria was created on May 27, 1967 by virtue of State (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree No. 14 of 1967, which restructured Nigeria Federation into 12 States. Lagos State lies to the south-western part of the Federation. It shares boundaries with Ogun State both in the North and East and is bounded on the west by the Republic of Benin. In the South it stretches for 180 kilometres along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The smallest State in the Federation, it occupies an area of 3,577 sq km. 22% or 787sq. km of which consists of lagoons and creeks.

The state government recognizes that health is the basic ingredient for socio-economic, technological and sustainable development. As part of its commitment to ensuring that the people attain high standards in health; the State Government has signed LoU with UNFPA in the 6th Country Programme. Under the programme UNFPA provides support to 10 designated as focal project LGAs partly increase the low political commitment and community support for population, RH and gender issues; and reduce the wide gender gap.

AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSESSMENT
The main objective of the assessment was to provide baseline data on the availability and utilization of Reproductive Health services in the selected states and thus provides the nature of specific interventions in line with UNFPA 6th country programme in Nigeria.  The specific objectives were:

  • To determine the availability of Emergency obstetric services in the selected health facilities

  • To determine the availability and the quality of family planning services in the selected health facilities

  • To identify the quality of youth focus services in the health facilities

  • To identify the nature and types of problems associated with accessibility, utilization and service delivery of maternal health care in the selected health facility

  • To identify and document areas for improvement in the provision of maternal health care delivery in the selected states

  • To identify gaps, strength and weaknesses in the maternal health care in the selected states

(Read the assessment report)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Nigeria: Contraceptive Logistic Management System Assessment Report, 2009

LATEST REPORTS

Healthcare Services in UNFPA Assisted States of Nigeria. Lagos State Report (2010)
Communication Strategy for the Implementation of Community Integrated Maternal Neonatal and Child Health in Nigeria (2008)
Evaluation of Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Obstetric Fistula in Northern Nigeria Project (2008)
Report on workshop of Promotion of Maternal Health for wives of Governors (2008)

PRESENTATIONS