BKKBN and stakeholders launch the Family Planning 2030 program

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) has launched Family Planning 2030 in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and Cipta Foundation as part of its commitment to improve resources human resources and to solve population problems.

“The launch of Family Planning 2030 in Indonesia is very important, as a dissemination effort to ministries and agencies as well as family planning stakeholders in Indonesia,” BKKBN Chief Hasto Wardoyo said during of the launch of the program here on Monday.

Other stakeholders who are also involved in the program are the Canadian Embassy and national youth representatives, he informed.

The program covers ten commitments, including the provision of voluntary, quality, and comprehensive contraceptive services in accordance with state law.

The second commitment is to improve the contribution of private entities to the family planning program and to strengthen the reproductive health program, in particular by offering modern contraceptive services in all medical fields.

“(Extend) modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) services in all areas, which were initially in primary health care, such as in public health centers or type C or D hospitals, now extended to all formal practices of private midwives,” he said.

Under the third commitment, the government will provide funding for family planning and reproductive health. It will also promote the use of evidence-based data and indicators to monitor and evaluate the family planning program.

Wardoyo highlighted the government’s commitment to mitigating the risk of COVID-19 and other crises by ensuring the availability of contraceptive services.

The sixth commitment covers the provision of information and education to improve adolescent reproductive health.

The seventh pledge covers a push by the state to increase input from the general public, mass organizations, private entities, public figures, religious figures, academics, and the media in support of the program.

The eighth commitment is to integrate the family planning program into the public nutrition program. The ninth is to continue the integration of the family planning program through the dissemination of information as part of the efforts to control the spread of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and SMI (infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome) .

“As for the tenth, we will enhance Indonesia’s role in family planning and reproductive health collaboration,” Wardoyo said.

At the same time, UNFPA representative in Indonesia, Anjali Sen, underlined that the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are based on the principle of involving all and paying attention to the contribution of women, emphasizing the elimination of injustices, such as access to information and quality of care, and the guarantee of advice.

“We encourage all relevant stakeholders to commit to ensuring that family planning budget allocations and funding plans also include programs and priorities in national, regional and district plans,” Sen remarked.

Cipta Foundation Executive Director Dini Haryati said the foundation will continue to assist the government so that existing commitments can be properly fulfilled for every Indonesian family.

“Indonesia’s commitment to global partnerships does not only belong to the government, but also to all stakeholders who aspire to advance family planning and reproductive health in Indonesia,” she says.

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