A campaign by the Health Ministry will kick off Sunday and last until Aug. 26 in 10 out of Egypt’s 27 governorates to provide family planning services.
The “Two Enough” national project that aims to curb the population increase in Egypt, is targeting more than one million women in the country.
T.V. anchor Tamer Amin has been referred to a misdemeanor court for a session on March 20 for “insulting Upper Egyptians” in a comment deemed discriminatory.
Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa launched on its official page on Facebook a hashtag that reads “Birth Control is permissible,” to ensure that family planning and birth control methods are not religiously forbidden as some people think.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Khaled Megahed revealed Sunday that the net growth of population per 1,000 individuals dropped.
The minister also indicated that the government has a comprehensive family planning strategy.
An Egyptian-Canadian agreement on a project to address the gap in reproductive health rights has been approved by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
The program will take off from December 16 and will last for 10 days.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has previously also noted that the rapid increase in population is also affecting the economic reforms, and are slowing them down.
The program aims to improve citizens’ health behavior and support the quality of family planning services and reproductive health
Family planning is a major factor for any society that aims to achieve development and progress.
Egypt seeks to bring down the fertility rate from 3.5 children per woman to 2.5, according to statements by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health
at the ‘Global Family Planning’ summit, at least 37 governments, 16 private companies and 11 partner organizations, including civil society and private foundations.
Family planning services represent a comprehensive approach to allow individuals to freely attain their desired number of children and spacing of pregnancies
Babatunde Osotimehin believed that family planning is most important intervention you can give to liberate a woman’s energy and life.