KAYANZA June 8th (ABP) – People of Kayanza province (north) have already understood the true merit of family planning, as the contraceptive coverage rate has increased from 14% in 2015 to 43% in 2018. The achievement of these results comes from the various sensitization meetings, in addition to an experience exchange visit made to the neighboring province of Ngozi (north) by health care providers operating in the Kayanza health province, provincial Doctor Célestin Congera told the check by ABP during an interview.

Based on the data collected at different health care facilities, the provincial doctor in Kayanza reports that his province has reached a satisfactory step in family planning because in 2018, women who followed the different methods of family planning were at 43%. Referring to those figures for the past year, Dr. Congera was pleased to note that even the overall index has dropped, from seven children per family in the past years to 4.9% in 2018.

Regarding activities to increase the contraceptive prevalence rate, the Kayanza health authority reports that, after noting that awareness alone is not enough, they have adopted other strategies, including the extension of advice in relation to the different methods of family planning for women who bring their children for immunization, those who come for prenatal and postnatal consultations, those who come for the monitoring of their malnourished children and those with HIV/AIDS. That system has made quite a few women adhere to contraceptive methods.

Speaking of the experience exchange visit to Ngozi province, Dr. Congera testified that it helped a lot, recalling that the contraceptive coverage rate has increased from 25% in 2017 to 43% in 2018.

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