The 2013 Demographic and Health Survey exercise will provide health statistics in Ogun state, NPC says.
The National Population Commission, NPC, Ogun State chapter, on Friday appealed to residents of the state to cooperate with interviewers for the success of the on-going 2013 Demographic and Health Survey exercise.
The Commission’s Federal Commissioner for Ogun, Oluseyi Aderinokun, made the appeal in Abeokuta while speaking with PREMIUM TIMES. She said the programme, by means of weight and height measurement, will assess the food security of children under the age of five.
She said the exercise is designed to provide health statistic in the state for the next five years.
Mrs. Aderinokun added that the exercise will also provide detailed information on the levels and trends of fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, and sexually transmitted infections/ HIV/ AIDS.
“The survey which is part of a worldwide programme is conducted every five years and it is jointly funded by United States Agency for International Development, USAID, and the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA,” she said.
Ms. Aderinokun said the actual field enumeration is expected to last for about four months, and is presently going on in 24 randomly selected clusters from 15 local government areas in the state.
She said that the enumerators are also resident within each of the clusters.
The benefiting local government, Mrs. Aderinokun said, include: Abeokuta South, Abeokuta North, Ado-Odo/Ota, Egbado North, Egbado South, Ifo, Ewekoro, Ijebu East, Ijebu-Ode, Ikenne, Imeko-Afon, Ipokia, Obafemi-Owode, Odogbolu and Sagamu.