3rd quarter meeting of CEWG held

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Staff Reporter

Lahore

Third quarter meeting of the Country Engagement Working Group (CEWG) for FP2020 was held in Lahore. Representatives of Secretary Population Welfare, Secretary Health from Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and all four provinces, Government Representatives, National & International Stakeholders including WHO,UNFPA,DFID,UN-WFP, NHSR&C were presented in the session.
The (CEWG) reviewed the implementation of decisions of second quarter, reviewed progress on Population Action Plan for CCI Approved Recommendations, emerging FP post 2020 vision, cost benefit analysis for family planning findings, debriefing Iran Mission on pre martial counseling.
The CEWG reiterated commitment to work together for a future where women and adolescent girls everywhere have the freedom and ability to make their own informed decisions about using modern contraception and having children, lead healthy lives, and participate as equals in society and its development. Secretary Population informs the participants’ about Punjab government steps under the leadership of CM Punjab.
He also mentioned that Punjab is taking high population growth very seriously. FP 2020 global mission also attended the meeting and shown their satisfaction over the progress and also stress that lot need to be done.
The meeting was attended by officials of Population Welfare Department, Punjab, different NGOs and other stakeholders.

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