Need for family planning stressed


KARACHI – A seminar on World Contraception Day was hosted by the Inhabitants Welfare Division (PWD) in collaboration with Well being Coverage Plus on Thursday.

It was attended by the Minister for Inhabitants Welfare, Honourable Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani, Secretary Inhabitants Welfare Division Laeeq Ahmed and members of the Division of Well being, people from NGOs INGO’s , personal organizations and pharmaceutical corporations.

Minister for Inhabitants Welfare Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani confused the necessity for household planning and its position in bettering the properly being of the nation. He mentioned that the dedication of the civil society is essential in reaching the FP2020 objectives, as the federal government can’t obtain this job alone.

The minister mentioned: “The problem of inhabitants progress is like an atom bomb, however Sindh is the one province that’s working towards controlling this disaster, and has developed a Inhabitants Coverage to this have an effect on.’ NGOs and civil society are actively taking part in reaching the FP2020 objectives, and collectively outreach and consciousness about household planning and inhabitants progress must be elevated to rural areas.”

PWD Secretary Laeeq Ahmed mentioned that it’s important to hyperlink household planning and growth and present different growth sectors that investing in household planning is investing in reaching the sustainable growth objectives.

Moreover, he highlighted the necessity to work with the agricultural inhabitants and educate them concerning the significance of household planning. He mentioned it was problem to persuade docs to offer providers in rural areas, as a result of they like to stay in city areas. Nevertheless, the Inhabitants Welfare Division is working actively to extend protection, and can be reaching out influential members in communities to encourage household planning.

The occasion consisted a number of shows and an interactive dialogue the place the viewers got here collectively to debate important points round household planning and growth. This system began off with a presentation by Syed Ashfaq Ali Shah on ‘Contraception- Journey Via The Years’ which showcased a historical past of contraception, and the earliest types of contraceptive strategies.

This presentation was adopted a presentation by Dr Mehwish Mubarik, Assistant Director PWD on the ‘Reproductive Well being Wants of Adolescents and Youth’ which mentioned the significance of contraception providers for youth.

The 2 shows have been adopted by a video by HP+ on the constructive influence an elevated use of household planning could have on the event sector. The video confirmed the influence of elevated the contraceptive prevalence fee on the schooling, well being, agriculture and labour departments, and the way slowing down inhabitants progress will ease the pressure on Sindh’s sources. The video was adopted by a presentation on the ‘causes to Spend money on Household Planning: Attaining the Sustainable Growth Objectives’, which highlighted the hyperlink between household planning and growth and confused the significance of investing in household planning to enhance well being, academic alternatives, the setting, the financial system, and total peace and prosperity.

After the shows, an interactive dialogue on ‘Translating Coverage into Apply’ moderated by Dr Azra Ahsan, passed off.

A number of matters have been mentioned, together with the position of non secular leaders in household planning, and the necessity to contain them in educating the inhabitants about spiritual views on contraception, the implementation of the Inhabitants Coverage and the steps which are being taken to show coverage into apply.


This information was printed in Zari Information newspaper. Learn full newspaper of 29-Sep-2017 right here.

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