The Concord New Citizen reported on 28 June that the Health for All Coalition (HFAC), a civil society advocacy group working to promote health care service delivery in Sierra Leone, on 26 June organized a one-day advocacy conference for stakeholders in the health sector. The conference aimed at repositioning family planning in the Agenda for Prosperity.
HFAC Executive Director, Charles Mambu stated that the repositioning of family planning is critical, especially in the lives of women and children.
The UNFPA Representative, Ratidzai Ndhlovu, reiterated that access to family planning services is abysmally low, compared to other countries in the region and the world. Representative Ndhlovu also noted that the national prevalence rate in 2008 was 7% with marked regional variation of 3.8% in rural areas and 14.2% in urban areas. She underscored that family planning is a fundamental component of primary health care and reproductive health.