UNFPA launches Family Planning campaign in CRR

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners like Network of Journalists on Reproductive Health, Population and Development (NJORPAD), SOS Mothers’ Clinic from Bakoteh, MoHSW among others on Sunday launched the third phase of the Family Planning Campaign in Bansang in Central River Region South.

A similar launching also will continue in Kombo South in the West Coast Region next week under the theme “Yes to Choice, No to Chance.”

The one week campaign in both regions, according to UNFPA officials, would aim to create demand for family planning services in the two regions.

They added that it would also raise awareness on family planning, cervical cancer screening and HIV counselling and testing among others.

UNFPA officials informed journalists that the use of a multi-disease approach as an entry point to family planning is to help to create greater understanding of family planning services and commodities and by extension generate demand for uptake of family planning services within the said communities.

The campaign, the UNFPA officials informed would also boost registrations by new family planning acceptors in both Central River and West Coast regions and dispel myths around family planning and sexually transmitted infections amongst people.

As part of the campaign in both regions some selected schools in the said regions would participate in a quiz competition where the students would draw their ideas about family caring or how they imagine how their families’ set-up will be in the future.

According to UNFPA and NJORPAD officials, a football match competition would also be staged among village teams within the said regions during the one week Family Planning Campaign.

The campaign in both regions would feature film shows and seminars called “Husband’s School” where it would only target men on how to manage their families. 

Author: Bruce Asemota