Health Ministry to expand 17 population related programs in 25 districts

June 25, 2012 Posted By : parakhi

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is planning to expand 17 population related programs in 25 districts across the country. The government has decided to expand the programs to manage population growth in these districts. The ministry will provide district level trainings for instructors, orientation training for population coordination committees and workshops for identifying problems in the districts.
The ministry will also conduct programs related to senior citizens, school level peer group, youth and awareness of foreign employment as well as gender based violence. The programs will also help to create awareness on population issues and encourage local bodies to manage information regarding population issues. According to ministry officials, the program will be expanded in Siraha, Saptari, Jhapa, Taplejung, Khotang, Terathum, Mahottari, Sarlahi , Rautahat, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Chitwan, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Gulmi, Palpa, Gorkha, Myagdi , Parbat, Arghakhanchi , Rolpa, Salyan, Dolpa, Kalikot and Mugu districts.
According to ministry officials, the programs will also focus on women empowerment, safe migration and reproductive health among youth. It will also help to end the disparity among the people living in these districts. The government will also coordinate and monitor the population programs with the help of local bodies. The ministry had started the population related programs in 2008.
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news source: Himalayan Times