Reproductive health access major task: PPD
Dhaka, Nov 11 (bdnews24.com) – The inter-ministerial meeting of Partners in Population and Development (PPD) ended on Sunday in Dhaka recognising universal access to reproductive health ‘a major challenge’ for the 25 developing countries.
It adopted the Dhaka Declaration and urged all to implement recommendations made in it.
Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque urged member states to develop ‘a road map to effectively follow-up and implement the declaration’ in his concluding remarks.
His Indian counterpart Ghulam Nabi Azad, also chairman of PPD, said research would be conducted to follow-up on the implementation of the commitments of Dhaka Declaration and results will be presented in the 2013 conference.
The major recommendations of the declaration include universal access to reproductive health and family planning, South-South cooperation to move forward the London family planning summit commitments, and rights-based programming for adolescents and other vulnerable groups.
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