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The health benefits of adoping one out of the diverse methods of child spacing on the overall wellbeing of a family, especially maternal health has been emphasised.

Dr Garba Muhammed, a consultant gynechologist at the specialist hospital Gombe made the submission during a panel discussion session organised by pathfinder International on the importance of childspacing to maternal health, held held in Gombe.

While outlining the different conventional and unconventional methods of child spacing, he advised that those seeking child spacing should ensure they visit a heath care provider for proper advice.

In his own submission, an Islamic cleric, Mallam Dawood Muhammad who gave the religious perspective to the rationale behind child spacing said child spacing is not unislamic, but has coditions attached to it.

The cleric advised that it important for stakeholders to create awareness on the importance of child spacing to improve maternal health, adding that knowledge can minimise maternal mprtality.
He commended Pathfinder International for organising the session.

On his part, Comrade Alhassan Yahaya, representative of the advocacy working group Gombe, noted that the group through its efforts has worked hard to reduce maternal mortality rate in the state and is still working to ensure that more women are able to access the different child spacing methods available.