Le Sahel Quotidien on 11 October reported on world contraception day celebrations in Niger at the reproductive health centre of Niamey. The ceremony was led by First Lady Dr. Malika Issoufou Mahamadou.
Speaking on this occasion, the officer in charge of the UNFPA Niger Office, Dr. Edwige Adekambi Domingo noted that the theme of the day "Your life - your rights - your contraception" is a call to action, a call to the responsibility of all stakeholders. The theme of the day sought to preserve the life of the young woman and recognize and promote the right to use contraception.
The public health Minister, Mr. Soumana Sanda pointed out that in Niger, one woman dies from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications every two hours.