NCPD DG URGES INCREASED PUBLIC EDUCATION DURING THE 2021 WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAYCanje
Kenya marked the 2021 World Contraception Day on 26th September, 2021 amidst the Covid19 pandemic; The theme for this year’s World Contraception Day was Leaving No One Behind: Expanding Sustainable Access To Contraceptives In The Covid-19 And Beyond. Speaking during the event, the NCPD’s Director General Dr. Mohamed A. Sheikh urged the population stakeholders to step up efforts in awareness creation and continually educate the public on the important role of Family Planning as a key component in the development of any nation.
The Director General pointed out that it was time to ensure that the people remain safe and the most vulnerable are protected especially women and girls. He underscored that NCPD continues to create awareness on population and development issues in Kenya as stipulated in its mandate. “NCPD continues high level advocacy to ensure political commitment towards increasing funding for Family Planning.” Noted Dr. Mohamed
He added that Family Planning has an inherent potential to reduce poverty considering investments in contraception translate to economic growth and development. He reiterated that NCPD continues to play its rightful role and will to work hand in hand with the Ministry of Health, the Division of Reproductive and Maternal health, other Government Ministries and departments to address Family Planning concerns for the realization of National, Regional and International commitments.
Story by Jane Kiragu
NCPD DG, Dr. Mohamed A. Sheikh speaking during the 2021 WCD