Family Planning 2030 to strengthen existing programs: BKKBN

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government’s commitments under the 2030 Family Planning Agenda will serve as a benchmark for strengthening services under family planning and reproductive health programs, according to the National Population and family planning (BKKBN).

“Indonesia is committed to continue building quality family planning (KB) and reproductive health services,” BKKBN Chief Hasto Wardoyo said at the launch of the 2030 Family Planning Agenda here. Monday.

The provision of quality family planning and reproductive health services for the community will be scaled up through health services that are built uniformly and sustainably for all people, including those living in remote areas, he said. -he adds.

Through the ten commitments contained in the Family Planning 2030 agenda, various achievements in Indonesia’s demographic indicators are expected to be sustained, or targets should be achieved, by ensuring that every woman has access to family planning services.

One of the achievements of Family Planning 2020 was the achievement of a total fertility rate (ISF) of 2.24%, which reached the set target.

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Indonesia has also succeeded in raising the birth rate among adolescent girls aged 15-19 to 20.5 births per 1,000 women, or 120% of the set target.

“Achieving the human development goal through the Proud Kencana (Family Development, Population and Family Planning) program in 2021 has yielded brilliant results,” the BKKBN chief said.

Despite the achievements, he expressed hope that Indonesia would not be complacent. Quality demographic development must be a priority, he stressed.

Although there may still be many challenges in the future, it is hoped that Indonesia’s commitments, taken globally through Family Planning 2030, can further reduce the number of unmet needs for of family planning in society, he said.

“There are still a number of major challenges to reducing the unmet need for family planning services, which has risen to 18%, as well as reducing the prevalence of stunting, which was still 24.4% in 2021. “, he added.

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