Today marks World Population Day.
The aim of this day is to focus the world’s attention on the importance of population issues.
The United Nations Development Programme recommended the introduction of World Population Day in 1989, inspired by the public interest and awareness that was created by "Five Billion Day" on July 11, 1987 when the world's population reached 5 billion.
This year's commemorations are being held behind the backdrop of the Covid 19 pandemic.
The pandemic is a major threat to the world's population, particularly to women, who are the most affected in times of crisis and pandemics.
The theme this year is "Putting the brakes on COVID-19: how to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls now.'
ZNFPC is committed to safeguard and uphold the Sexual and Reproductive Health rights of all women and girls as we endeavor to make Family Planning services and products accessible to all, even now as we are faced with Covid 19 enduced lockdowns.
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