Seminar on World contraception day

KARACHI: The Seminar on World Contraception Day was hosted by the Population Welfare Department (PWD) in collaboration with Health Policy Plus (HP+).

It was attended by Sindh Minister for Population Welfare, Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani, Secretary Population Welfare Department Laeeq Ahmed and members of the Department of Health, individuals from NGOs INGO’s , private organizations and pharmaceutical companies, said a statement on Thursday.

They stressed the need for family planning and its role in improving the well being of the country and said that the commitment of the civil society is very important in achieving the FP2020 Goals, as the government cannot achieve this task alone.

The minister said that NGOs and civil society are actively participating in achieving the FP2020 Goals, and together outreach and awareness about family planning and population growth needs to be increased to rural areas.

The Secretary PWD Laeeq Ahmed said that it is critical to link family planning and development as investing in family planning mean achieving the sustainable development goals.

The program started off with a presentation by Syed Ashfaq Ali Shah on “Contraception- Journey Through The Years” which showcased a history of contraception, and the earliest forms of contraceptive methods.

It was followed by another presentation by Assistant Director PWD Dr. Mehwish Mubarik, on the “Reproductive Health Needs of Adolescents & Youth” which discussed the importance of contraception services for youth.