Government impressed with uptake of family planning methods in Ntchisi

The Parliamentary Committee on Health has revealed that it is impressed with the uptake of family planning services among women in Ntchisi.

Deputy Chairperson for the committee, Davie Kadzinja said this during the committee’s tour of a project which is being implemented by Population Services International (PSI) in the district.

Kadzinja applauded PSI for complementing government’s efforts in controlling population.

However, he was quick to point out the need to incorporate men in family planning issues in order to reduce the rapid population growth.

In her remarks, Reproductive Health Programmes Manager for PSI, Chifundo Kuyeri, said they are impressed because they are meeting their target.

“We have seen a great change from where we started to this moment,” Kuyeri said while adding, “Now more people are getting the correct information and they are able to access family planning services.”

PSI together with its partners like PACT and Family Planning Association of Malawi -FPAM among others, is implementing a project called ‘Nzatonse’ – which is targeting youth, women and men of the reproductive age, in 14 districts .

The project is being implemented with funding from Germany government through KFW and USAID.

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