Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced on Sunday the launch of the Knock on the Doors for Family Planning campaign, which is kicking off in Fayoum under the slogan ‘Your service to the door of your home.’
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar — Official Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population — said that the campaign aims to improve the health of mothers and children by continuously following-up on women of childbearing age, providing family planning services, and spreading awareness on reproductive health free of charge.
He explained that pioneering rural women will cover all residential communities to reach women who need family planning services and family planning teams from various health departments will be distributed to fixed units and mobile clinics in all villages, especially the villages included in the Decent Life presidential initiative.
The spokesperson also pointed out that the preparation for launching the campaign includes listing all women of childbearing age, in addition to presenting the campaign and its services by organising proactive seminars in units and public places using population awareness and education officials and rural pioneers.
For his part, Hossam Abbas — Head of the Population and Family Planning Sector — indicated that the campaign will be implemented in two phases, the first starting 16 October and continuing until 15 November in the districts of Tamiya, Senouris, Itsa, Youssef Al-Siddiq, Abshaway, and Fayoum.
Abbas added that the campaign will use female doctors from hospitals near the targeted villages to cover all fixed and mobile units, where free family planning services and means will be provided, which include oral pills for the third and fourth generation — in addition to other modern means — to meet the needs of all beneficiaries.
He also noted that the campaign will be using an electronic system for registering beneficiaries at the level of the directorate and affiliated departments.