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Date: 07/31/2019
Source: Nigerian Tribune
Type: In the News
AGAINST the backdrop of Nigeria’s rapid population growth, a reproductive health expert, Professor Emmanuel Otolorin, has said Nigeria’s goal of raising its modern contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) to 27 per cent for all women next year may be a miracle given the nation’s current CPR of 12 per cent. Otolorin, the Senior Regional Programmatic and Technical Advisor, Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns...
Date: 07/29/2019
Source: All Africa
Type: In the News
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies has challenged parents in rural areas to respect family planning programmes if they are to satisfy the needs of their children. Donatille Mukabalisa delivered the message on Saturday when she, alongside 17 Members of Parliament and local leaders, joined residents of Karama Sector, Nyagatare District in the monthly community work known as Umuganda. "The...
Date: 07/26/2019
Source: Vinoy Manning, Devex
Type: In the News
The 2019 general elections in India saw a record turnout of women — equal to the percentage of male voters — and indicating that women expect the majority government of the day to prioritize and address their needs.  One of their primary expectations is improved access to women’s sexual reproductive health and rights services. India’s public health expenditure has for long remained a paltry 1.5%...
Date: 07/18/2019
Source: The Asian Age
Type: In the News
The private member’s bill, `The Population Regulation Bill, 2019’, introduced by Member of Parliament Shri Rakesh Sinha in the Rajya Sabha on July 12, 2019 calls for punitive action against people with more than two living children, including disqualification from being an elected representative, denial of financial benefits and reduction in benefits under the public distribution system. The bill...
Date: 07/17/2019
Source: Business Recorder
Type: FP2020 in the Media
It is a matter of immense pleasure that we are celebrating World Population Day with a renewed commitment and enthusiasm. The theme of this year is "25 Years of the ICPD (International Conference on Population Development): Accelerating the Promise". Twenty Five years ago, leaders from 179 countries gathered at Cairo including ShaheedMohtarma Benazir Bhutto, then Prime Minister of Pakistan. At...
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