Roadmap on family planning commitments by Oct: Dr Azra

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The government of Sindh has decided to develop a roadmap by October this year on Family Planning commitments made by Pakistan at an International level called FP2030 to achieve 57% Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) by 2030.

This was announced by Minister for Health & Population Welfare Dr Azra FazalPechuhowhile chairing the 18th meeting of Sindh FP2030 Working Group here on Monday.

She pointed out that the Government of Sindh is putting all efforts to restore Family Planning and Reproductive Health services at the level of pre-Covid time and further enhance those services.

The Minister also emphasized the need for Post Pregnancy Family Planning (PPFP) and informed that in 51 hospitals, PPFP Coordination Committees have been notified.

She also said that in the wake of Covid, the Government is going to introduce a new mechanism of Self-care by using digital platforms.

She asked for better coordination between all relevant Departments and ensuring better awareness for masses for achieving the desired results.

DrTalibLashari, Technical Advisor CIP and Focal Person FP2030 Sindh gave a detailed briefing on Family Planning performance, targets for the next 10 years and proposed FP2030 Roadmap.

He said that according to data from Health and Population Welfare Departments, PPHI and NGOs, Sindh has achieved more than 1.1 million additional users during past 6 years against the targets of 9,86,260.

He informed that a strategy on Self-care for Sindh will be developed with support from World Health Organization (WHO) and PSI.

Shehnaz Wazir Ali, President SZABIST emphasized the need for data quality and analysis. She also added that assessments of trainings should be carried out to see the impact of these trainings.

 

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