Health experts at an advocacy meeting stressed on preventing adolescent pregnancy to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths by ensuring safe motherhood.
They put emphasis on expanding family planning programmes to every able couple for containing population growth rate that has become an inevitable essence for building healthier nation.The District Department of Family Planning (DFP) organised the event at the conference room of its Divisional Director office before observing the Family Welfare Service and Publicity Week-2019 from December 7 to 12.
The week will be observed to spread the concept of smaller family, nutrition, risks of adolescent pregnancy, safe motherhood and delivery and popularising methods for family planning to ensure safe motherhood.
With Deputy Director of the District FPD Dr Sheikh Md Saidul Islam in the chair, Divisional Director (Joint Secretary) of the DFP for Rangpur Md Mahbub Alam attended the event as the chief guest.
Rangpur Regional Consultant of the DFP Dr Ahmed Munaf Chowdhury and Medical Officer (Clinic) of Rangpur Maternity and Child Welfare Centre Dr Mohtarima Begum addressed as special guests.
Dr. Saidul Islam discussed field level successes already achieved in keeping family smaller through adopting different family planning methods like short, medium and long-term and long acting permanent method (LAPM) in the district.
Dr. Mohtarima narrated the risks and consequences of adolescent pregnancy while Dr. Chowdhury stressed on bringing more dynamism in rendering family planning and family welfare services to contain population growth on way to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030.