The North-Central regional office of the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) has trained 20 nurses and community health extension workers on family planning and sexual reproductive health.
The six weeks of training was meant to build the capacity of health workers on how to offer family planning services to clients and work at reducing maternal mortality.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Niger State Chairperson Volunteer of the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, Mrs Ruth Yisa urged the graduands to utilise the knowledge garnered from the training judiciously.
She encouraged the graduands, who were drawn from the various states in the North-Central, on how to reach the peak of their profession and step down the knowledge in their various communities.
Yisa said the graduands had three weeks of intensive theory teaching and three weeks of practicals, where they were taken into various health facilities to enable them practise what they have learnt.
She stated that the training is necessary to help the health workers take the family planning services to the rural areas and ensure everyone has access to reproductive health services.
The Chairperson Volunteer said the training is the second of its type been held in the state, saying that the first training was held in June with 15 participants from the school of midwifery in Minna.