Experts link access to family planning to poverty
Indonesian government commits to the cause
NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Access to health care to address family planning is crucial to eliminating poverty, according to experts at the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia as reported by the UK’s Guardian.
Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia is willing to do his part. “We know the challenges facing Indonesian families in the future will [only] be greater, especially when it comes to population issues.… We also encourage local governments to raise awareness and make family planning a priority in every municipality and village across Indonesia,” he’s reported as saying by The Guardian at the conference.
To help with the cause, the Indonesian government announced plans to allocate five percent of health spending to family planning in the 2016 budget. [theguardian.com]