One of the biggest wins at the London Summit on Family Planning held on July 11th, 2017, is the engagement of young people in almost all panels and consultations, underscoring the reality that youth are both beneficiaries and key actors in sexual and reproductive health interventions across countries.
The London Summit on Family Planning ended on July 11th with at least 49 countries committing to improve family planning services, and many more are making commitments towards attaining the 120 million more users by 2020 – a goal set in 2012.
A gender and family planning advocate, Halima Shariff, concedes saying that we cannot simply let these young souls ‘wonder in the cold’ without any support as this will only sustain the poverty cycle and deny the country of a human resource that could contribute to national development.
TPAPD Chair Hon. Mary Mwanjelwa and Secretary General, Hon Sebastian Kapufi made special appeals to parliamentarians to ensure that family planning remains at the centre of development planning.
Family planning advocates around the world have been working tirelessly to accelerate the momentum towards attaining the July 11th 2012 family planning goal.
May 5th every year, midwives around the world mark the International Day of Midwives. This day is aimed at rallying support and recognition of the noble task of this cadre of health providers in delivering midwifery services towards promoting the health of mothers and infants.