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Most Health Facilities Provide Family Planning Services - MoH Report
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Most Health Facilities Provide Family Planning Services - MoH Report
By Stephen N. Sonpon

MONROVIA, January 16 (LINA) – The Ministry of Health (MoH) has reported that 88 percent of health facilities in Liberia provide family planning

Out of the 583 health facilities assessed for readiness, 48 percent had family planning guidelines available, while 14 percent had at least one trained staff in family planning during the last two years, according to the ministry’s 2016 Annual Report released recently.

The report noted that those facilities also have readiness of contraceptives, including over 90 percent male condoms for progestin whose readiness score was 85 percent during the same period.

The report also stated that 90 percent of health facilities in the country offer Ante-Natal Care (ANC) services, adding that 48 percent of the 604 health facilities assessed for readiness had guidelines available for antenatal care.

According to the report, 91 percent had blood pressure apparatus; 87 percent had Folic Acid tablets and iron tablets, 83 percent had Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine, among others.


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