Health takes a toll on lives of vulnerable people like women, girls and children in conflict and disaster affected areas. The conflict prone areas, suffer from a breakdown of health system, no medical facilities, non-availability of family planning methods, limited access to food and water, no medicine and disruption of all the routes of supply . Unavailability of family planning methods could lead to unwanted pregnancies among women. Executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, Babatunde Osotimehin said during an interview with the Associated Press at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 UNFPA wants to help an estimated 22 million women gain access to family planning services in territories emerging from conflicts and natural disasters.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
UK government's Department for International Development (DFID) has agreed to roll out a reproductive health framework project worth Rs 40 crore to address the need for family planning and reproductive health services in Odisha, official sources said. The objective is to reduce deaths from unwanted pregnancies and reduce fertility rates in the state, Health Minister Damodar Rout said, adding, that the project will help increase contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) from 38 per cent to 48 per cent by 2015.
Source: Economic Times
Government of India orders the removal of Two-Child Norm from Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and National Maternity Benefit Scheme
Government of India issued an order to remove cash conditionalities associated with parity and minimum age of mother for institutional deliveries in High Performing States and for home deliveries in all the States/UTs.
Source: National Coalition Against Two Child Norm and Coercive Population Policies
News on Family Planning
This is a collection of news clippings from differnt newspapers on family planning and related issues