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Monday, 9 November 2020

Family planning programs aims to get over 20 mn families on board by mid 2021

More than 20 mn families will be onboarded in the government’s family planning program with over 2.8 mn new participants by mid-2021, according to a Planning Ministry statement. The program also aims to increase the number of women who use family planning clinics to 17.1 mn over the same period. The EGP 100 mn Two is Enough family planning program, an initiative launched in 2018 as part of the wider program that has been implemented in 10 governorates so far, will also be expanded.

BACKGROUND- The targets come as part of a wider government plan to stem population growth through awareness campaigns and cash payouts to families in the program. As Egypt’s population breached the 100 mn mark earlier this year, CAPMAS head Khairat Barakat had said we could be on our way to a population of 192 mn by 2052, a number that could be curbed to 143 mn if family planning measures are successful.

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