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Will Bangladesh Continue On With Its Family Planning Success?

August 6, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Family planning programmes lose momentum in Sreepur 

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Family planning programmes in different unions of Gazipur’s Sreepur upazila have slowed down, with designated workers facing the allegation of selling family planning equipment meant to be distributed free of charge.


A range of such equipment are now available in the local market in Sreepur while the poor and low-income people continue to remain ignorant about the importance of birth control and family planning.

The slow progress of family planning programmes is getting in the way of the government’s objectives to rein in population growth.


There are 46 family planning workers working in different unions and their key task include educating women about family planning and distributing contraceptives free of charge, said Sreepur Upazila Health Complex officials.


Forty of the 46 family planning workers are old and are rather reluctant to carry out field tasks despite pushes by officials.

Local men and women said they were completely unaware of such initiatives of the government.

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