Sunday News on 16 September reported that the government is, for the first time, to make a budgetary allocation from domestic resources for family planning activities in the 2013/2014 national budget. The decision is based on the government’s goal to make the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) grow at more than three percent annually so that the country attains a 60% CPR by 2015.
The Minister for Health and Social Welfare Dr. Hussein Mwinyi, said this when he met with stakeholders to debrief them on the outcome of the London Family Planning Summit. The meeting was organized by UNFPA and Advance Family Planning (AFP). The Minister said the government did not initially allocate funds because it was leaving it for the basket fund.