30 November 2020 By Mwuese Adem
The Network of Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria, NRHJN, has stressed the need for easy access to Sexual and Reproductive Health services.
In a Statement to mark its 10th anniversary on Wednesday 2nd December, the network explains that every Nigerian irrespective of gender and ethnicity deserve free access to quality healthcare delivery.
According to the statement , the nation’s healthcare, education and economy among other sectors have over the years suffered neglect by past Governments.
It adds that efforts to achieve the 17 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals SDG’s by 2030 can only become a reality if stakeholders promote conducive environment for inclusiveness.
The group notes with dismay that women and girls have continued to bear the burden of Gender Based Violence and poor access to reproductive health services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and calls on Government to ensure that their rights are adequately protected.
The Network of Reproductive Health Journalists Nigeria was founded in 2010 to demonstrate commitment and advocate sexual reproductive health rights of Nigerians.
The 10th anniversary is being marked with a Lecture titled: *”Nigeria At 60, Progress And Opportunities For Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights Protection”.