Dimapur, July 11 (DIPR): Nagaland observed World Population Day 2017 on July 11 at Chapel Hall, District Hospital Dimapur. The 2017 edition of the day was observed under the slogan, ‘New Wave, New Believe- Family Development through complete responsibility.’
Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Kesonyu Yhome, who graced the occasion as the chief guest, reminded that the issue of population explosion is not only confined to the Department of Health and Family Welfare alone. “The issue of population regulation is a subject matter of every responsible citizen and every stakeholder has a business with population regulation,” he maintained. Stating that population explosion has social and political ramifications besides health issues, Yhome felt the need for inter sectoral discussion and inter departmental coordination for addressing the growing problem. He pointed that India, which comprise of about 18 percent of the world’s population and only 2.4% of the world’s land mass, do not have the system and capacity to accommodate the growing population and thus is major concern of every family. He expressed his optimism that all the stakeholders would come together through the observation of the programme.
DPO (RCH/UIP), Dr. Lanuaku delivering the key note address said that population explosion is one major concern of the world. With the aid of power point presentation he enlightened the gathering on the causes and effects of over population and also the solutions to address the issue.
Officials from the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare also spoke on the occasion, while students of School of Nursing presented a special song. The programme was chaired by CMO, Dimapur, Dr. Vikato Kinimi and MS DHD, Dr. CW Tungoe proposed the vote of thanks.
‘Family development through complete responsibility’
Kohima, July 11 (MExN): Under the slogan ‘New Wave, New Believe – Family Development Through Complete Responsibility’ (Nayi Lehar, Naya Vishwas – Sampoorn Zimmedari se Parivar Vikas) was conducted at CMO’s conference hall on July 11 Kohima, organized by office of the chief medical officer along with District Health Society, department of Health & Family Welfare, NHM.
The programme was chaired by DPM, Kevin. K. Zinyu while the technical session was conducted by DPO (RCH-UIP), Dr. Avile Zao where she gave a presentation on ‘World Population Day & Population Stabilization Fortnight’ from July 11 to 24. This fortnight would be called as Family Health Mela.
Advocacy and awareness campaigns would be carried out in all the blocks and villages under Kohima district which will include Exhibition of Family Planning methods – use of contraceptives and other spacing methods, need for delay in marriage and first child birth, Counselling of clients on the basket of choices & motivation of eligible couples for availing Family Planning services such as IUCD & PPIUCD Insertions, Condoms, Tubectomy & Vasectomy including awareness on HIV/AIDS. During the on-going advocacy, following messages should reach the people as part of awareness generation: delaying age at marriage, healthy spacing at birth, post partum family planning, male participation in family planning, post abortion family planning. IEC activities of interpersonal communication – Focus Group Discussion will be carried out in selected health units to observe Population Fortnight as basket of Family Planning services including distribution of pamphlets, leaflets and putting up of banners and posters at prominent places in line with New Family Planning Media Campaign.