Ministry of Health organized today, Tuesday in Algiers, a study day on family planning, under the slogan “Family Planning in Algeria…Towards a Unified Vision”, during which the participants stressed the need to educate women of childbearing age on the importance of spacing between births and their early planning.
In this regard, the Director of Population at the Ministry, Ouali Omar, affirmed that the aim of organizing this event is to reach “a unified vision on family planning, in a way that educates women of childbearing age on the benefits of using contraceptives, while monitoring the shortcomings recorded in this field”.
He added that “Access to real family planning will inevitably allow improving healthcare for both the mother and her children, not to mention the improvement of educational support and the level of well-being of families in general, which represents the basic indicators of the development of society.”
For her part, the official in charge of the United Nations Population Fund Program in Algeria, Ms. Hamidouche Badiaa, underlined that “reaching the stage of generalizing the idea of family planning will not take place without enhancing the knowledge of couples of childbearing age on the subject,” stressing in the same context that “Algeria has great experience in family planning,
It should be noted that this meeting, in which, doctors specialized in the field, midwives, university professors, and members of the National Population Committee and the National Committee for Reproductive Health are participating, will continue tomorrow, Wednesday and several axes for discussion will be opened to reach proposals and recommendations that will be used in updating the national family planning strategy.