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Peren prepares for World Population Stabilization Fortnight

By EMN Updated: Jul 08, 2019 12:12 am
Dr. M Nukshisangla Jamir addresses health officials during a meeting of the Peren health establishment that was convened to discuss the population stabilization fortnight, among other issues, on July 5 in Peren district.

Dimapur, July 7 (EMN): The health authorities of Peren district conducted a meeting on July 5 to review health administration matters besides conducting an orientation on World Population Stabilization Fortnight which is scheduled to be observed during July 11-24, in new Peren.
The establishment of the Peren chief medical officer issued a press release to the media on Sunday informing about the programme.

The meeting was presided over by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Denis Hangsing. Urging the officials to be sincere in their work, he was stated to have emphasised that the monthly meetings were important for the establishment to disseminate information, share updates and in communicating with one another.

Another health officer, Dr. M Nukshisangla Jamir, briefed the members at the meeting about the World Population Day and Population Stabilization Fortnight which will be held from the 11th of July till the 24th.

Jamir gave highlights about the mobilization fortnight that is being carried out since June 27 and will continue. Accredited social health activists, or Ashas, are conducting Inter-personal communication programmes in all the villages, the officials were informed.

Further, publicity and advocacy activities are being conducted through church platforms, by personnel of the Information Education and Communication (IEC) units, among others. Group discussions are to be conducted in all the health units, the press release informed.

Further, the members were asked to engage in intensive publicity and educational programmes about family planning and health besides offering counselling; provide free family planning services such as condoms, OCP, E-pill, IUCD insertion and Lab ligation.

“She also informed that Lap ligation will be done at the Jalukie CHC and the district hospital of Peren. She highlighted that focus should also be given on spacing and delaying age at marriage. She urged everyone to work in coordination to achieve the target,” the updates stated.

IEC materials such as posters, leaflets, booklets and flex on family planning were distributed to all the health units, the establishment’s press release stated.

The next meeting has been scheduled to be conducted on August 7, the updates added.

World Population Day

World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.

According to the UN’s statement on World Population Day, this year’s World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Twenty-five years have passed since that landmark conference, where 179 governments recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for achieving sustainable development, the UN stated.

In November, UNFPA, together with the governments of Kenya and Denmark, will be convening a high-level conference in Nairobi to accelerate efforts to achieve these unmet goals. On World Population Day, advocates from around the world are calling on leaders, policymakers, grassroots organizers, institutions and others to help make reproductive health and rights a reality for all.

Why Do We Mark International Days?
International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. (Source: UN)

By EMN Updated: Jul 08, 2019 12:12:30 am