SFH gets US vehicles donation

SOCIETY for Family Health (SFH) says it is committed to contributing towards achieving Zambian family planning and reproductive health goals by providing technical assistance and training to expand access.
Speaking during the handover of six vehicles donated by USAID and the United States (US) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for the Sexual and Reproduction Health for all Initiative (SARAI) launched in July this year, SFH’s SARAI project chief of party Cheswa Vwalika said the project aims to increase access to and improve the quality of family planning and reproductive health services in Zambia over the next five years.
“Two of the vehicles will be used by our collaborating partners, DAPP and ChildFund Zambia.
“With the current economic situation in the country, investing in family planning and other reproductive health services is very vital to maximising the economic and environmental impacts of a growing population,” she said.
Dr Vwalika commended Government for its commitment to increasing modern contraceptive prevalence among married women to 58 percent by 2020 as part of the global FP2020 effort.
“Government has taken concrete steps to achieve this goal through the eight-year integrated FP scale-up plan 2013-2020,”she said.
DAPP Zambia programme coordinator Amos Lwando commended PEPFAR and USAID for the donation.
Mr Lwando said the vehicles will ensure mobility to far places in fulfilling the goals of the project.
And ChildFund director of finance Sue Sibajene said the donation will give an opportunity to deprived and vulnerable intended beneficiaries to get access to quality health care.
The six vehicles have been procured at a cost of US$220,000. Two were handed over to DAPP and ChildFund while four were given to SFH’s regional offices.

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