World Population Day 2017 observed

Tuesday 8 August 2017

“Access to safe, voluntary family planning is not just a basic human right, but a key factor in reducing poverty. However, thousands of women are denied this right in developing countries like Bangladesh”- Speakers said in a discussion held on 11 July 2017, on the occasion of the World Population Day . Speakers also called for greater investment in making family planning services available for hard-to-reach communities.

“Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations” was the theme of the World Population Day, 2017. Mohammad Nasim MP, Minister and Zahid Maleque MP, State Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Director General of both DGFP and DGHS, attended the inaugural ceremony at the Osmani Auditorium.

MaMoni Health Systems Strengthening (MaMoni HSS) Project along with UNFPA and a number of organizations teamed up with the Directorate General of Family Planning to mark the day nationally. MaMoni HSS developed and printed 50,000 copies of the poster that was used all over the country. The project also observed the day in a number of districts where it is operating. In Noakhali and Jhalokathi, rallies and discussion meetings were organized.

The project also observed the day in a number of districts where it is operating. In Noakhali and Jhalokathi the project orgnazied rallies and discussion meeting. District level health managers, and representatives of NGOs, local administration and media participated in the events.