Today, Wednesday 26 September, marks World Contraception Day. In Cairo, the Ministry of Health and population, represented by its Population and Family Planning Sector, will dispatch a reproductive health convoy to the district of New Asmarat in Muqattam, east of Cairo. New Asmarat is a sprawling housing project built by the government to provide alternative homes for Cairo’s slum residents and those who live in dilapidated, life threatening buildings. Addressing women, the reproductive health convoy comes under the motto: “You are entitled to plan [your family]”. It is sponsored by Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed.
The convoy includes nine mobile clinics that offer free services to women and children. The clinics specialise in gynaecology, contraception, and paediatrics.
On the sideline of the medical service offered, a seminar will be held on reproductive health, and door-to-door visits are to be made by personnel specialised in family planning. An exhibition is organised that will showcase handcrafts produced in the women clubs sponsored by the Population and Family Planning Sector.
Sahar al-Sonbati, Head of the Population and Family Planning Sector, says that the event represents the epitome of collaborative effort among entities that work on family planning, These, she says, include Egypt’s State Information Service, the Cultural Palaces Authority, the Coptic Evangelical Organisation for Social Services, the Red Crescent, and the Public Authority for Eradicating Illiteracy and for Adult Education.
25 September 2018