UNFPA reiterates its commitment to providing reproductive health services in Borno –


As the Borno state government continues to resettle displaced people, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has said it is committed to providing reproductive health services to residents of the state.

Macauley Christian, UNFPA Humanitarian Coordinator/Head of Maiduguri Office, reiterated the Fund’s determination in an exclusive interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

He said UNFPA continued to provide comprehensive services to displaced people in the camps.

He added, “We continued to deliver reproductive health services in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) through our supported facilities such as Women and Girls Friendly Spaces and integrated service points in the camps.

“These services have continued despite the closure of some camps, with the Borno government gradually closing IDP camps. We need to redeploy our teams to ensure continuity of services where displaced people have been moved.

“We want to ensure that women’s reproductive health rights continue to be ensured in the context of displacement.

“In the area of ​​gender-based violence (GBV), as you know we are the lead agency for GBV prevention and response in emergencies, we continue to support efforts agency on gender-based violence by bringing all partners together to ensure there is a coordinated response.

Christian added that the Fund-provided One Stop Center in Maiduguri would continue to be supported to provide multi-sector GBV services like mental health, psychosocial support, technical rape management and medical care for GBV survivors.

According to him, UNFPA is also putting more emphasis on safety and security by building the capacity of selected legal and paramilitary personnel who will support and ensure survivors get justice.


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