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Family planning campaign reaches over 200,000 women in nine governorates

The Ministry of Health and Population’s Family Planning Sector, in collaboration with UNFPA, concluded the fourth round of the “Your Right to Plan” campaign in nine governorates, funded by the European Union in Egypt.

This round of the campaign reached 212,028 women from Damietta, Beheira, Alexandria, Qaliubiya, Fayoum, Port Said, Assiut, Sohag and South Sinai.

The “Your Right to Plan” campaign promotes rights-based family planning and offers free family planning services. 

The campaign aims to provide access to family planning and reproductive health services, raise community awareness and increase demand for family planning services.

The campaign will ultimately increase the rate of use of family planning methods and reduce fertility rates, which will contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This comes as part of the “EU support of Egypt's National Population Strategy,” with the support of an EU-grant of 27 Million Euros.

The project aims at increasing the use of voluntary, rights-based family planning through improved supply of family planning services and commodities, increased demand for family planning, and enhanced governance for implementation of the National Population Strategy. It will ultimately benefit Egyptians of reproductive age who will have more choices regarding the size of their families, as well as the timing and spacing of children.