National Population Commission, NPC says the Sixth Demographic Health Survey of 2018 has provided data on the population and key health indicators of the country.
The Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission, Enugu State, Mr. Ejike Ezeh made this known during the National Dissemination and Official Launch of the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, NDHS, report.
Mr. Ezeh stated that the NPC worked with the National Malaria Elimination Programme to conduct the survey from sampled households, with men and women between the ages of fifteen and fifty-nine years,to realise the data on disability, genotype testing of children, sickle cell traits and family planning.
Mr. Ezeh called on policy makers, the media, stakeholders and other data-end users to disseminate the information.
The NPC Enugu State Director, Miss Sylvia Abana urged Nigerians to take necessary steps to improve their health care and commended the development partners,Federal and State Governments for the survey.
In his submission,the representative of Enugu North in the State House of Assembly, Mr. Ibeh Onoh acknowledged the efforts of the National Population Commission and called on Governments to involve people at the grassroots in key programmes.
During the technical sessions, the Leader of the NPC resource persons, Mrs. Ekwutosi Elibe and two other team members, Mrs. Margaret Akpan and Mr. Dominic Elue enlightened the people on percentages of funding at National level and in the South East States on maternal and child health survey, women empowerment, domestic violence among others.