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THERE HASN’T BEEN ADEQUATE EMPHASIS ON FAMILY PLANNING

June 19, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

The problem of limited access to contraceptives is taking centre stage at an African Union (AU) meeting currently underway in Maputo.

Since Monday, health experts have been holding talks in the Mozambican capital about a plan of action that seeks to provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services across the continent. This comes ahead of a gathering of AU ministers of health (Sep. 21-22), who are expected to adopt the plan.

“There hasn’t been adequate emphasis on family planning as a strategy, and yet it is a cost-effective thing,” says Chisale Mhango, a public health expert at the AU’s Department of Social Affairs.

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