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In Sierra Leone, Family Planning Week launched in Kailahun
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Jul 20, 2012, 17:10
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Family Planning Week on the theme: The March for Choice- Children by Choice, Not by Chance has been launched in Kailahun in the eastern region of Sierra Leone.


The March for Choice commenced with a march-pass from the Kailahun Government Hospital through the District Council to the Kailahun Court Barry.

 

Launching the Family Planning Week, the District Medical Officer, Kailahun Government Hospital, Dr. David Bome, commended UNFPA, Haikal Organization, Marie Stopes and other stakeholders as their presence was a clear indication of their commitment to the people of Kailahun.

 

He said Family Planning is a method of planning families to reduce teenage and unwanted pregnancies, fistula and abortion, noting that Fistula is caused through unsafe delivery.

 

Dr. Bome said there are 78 clinics and two referral hospitals in Kailahun and urged people to make use of the facilities including the free health care beneficiaries. He appealed for condom use to prevent them from contacting HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases like Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STIs).

 

UNFPA Programme Coordinator, Philippe Lust-Bianchi, on behalf of the Country Representative, Madam Ndlouv, said the launching was to ensure that the community gets access to family planning adding that having too many children at an early age is dangerous for mothers, communities and the nation.

 

The Programme Coordinator stated that family planning will  reduce unintended pregnancies by 75 percent, meaning that 50 percent of unsafe abortions every year could be avoided. He  noted  that having fewer healthier children also reduces the economic burden on poor families and allows them to invest more on child care and schooling.


Philippe Lust-Bianchi reiterated that investing in family planning enables faster economic growth in nation and disclosed that UNFPA will continue to support the work of the health workers and the District Health Medical Team (DHMT) in Kailahun.


The Matron, Kailahun Government Hospital, Matron Margaret Baihinga, said any country without education is an undeveloped nation and urged all children to go for education and women to adopt family planning.


Giving an overview of family planning, the Regional Manager, South/south East, Marie Stopes Sierra Leone, Yembeh Marah, said the issue of family planning is everybodys concern stating that one of the challenges of service delivery in Kailahun is that people in the township are not utilizing family planning and that has created concern in the district.

 

The Deputy Chairman, Kailahun District Council, Nelson Lahai, commended UNFPA for bringing family planning in Kailahun, adding that the council is always working with the DHMT and other stakeholders in promoting family planning in the district. SNAP Executive Director Madam Elizabeth Benga-De and the Executive   Director Haikal Organization Haja Hawa Turay also made statements.


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