Health Desk ----May 15, 2016: Health and Family Planning Service Week-2016 started on Saturday in the country with a call to provide health and family planning services to the people, especially children and mothers.
The week will stress enhancing reproductive health and family planning services to contain further population growth, reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths and ensure safe motherhood.
The week will encourage the able couples to adopt short and long-term as well as permanent methods of family planning and popularise the message of ‘not more than two children, but one is better’.
Health and family planning departments have chalked out elaborate programmes separately to mark the week, May 14-19.
The pregnant mothers would be checked up at the family welfare centres and union health complexes, and their safe deliveries and post-natal care would be ensured there to reduce the mortality rate of mothers and the children.
Counselling would also be conducted for the children on malnutrition and for the adolescents on personal hygiene during the period.
Besides, motivational campaign and camps on reduction of birth rate through providing permanent and long term method would be held in all upazilas during the period.