Mauritius: IPPF discusses family planning issues with Mauritian PM

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A visiting team of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) for the African Region led by its chairperson, Kweku Brenu, on Tuesday met with Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth to discuss matters relating to reproductive health and family planning.

Mr Brenu emphasised the importance of reproductive health and family planning issues for development in Africa and underlined that there should be more awareness and concerns on behalf of world leaders regarding these issues.

"We realise that the African continent will soon be facing the issue of an ageing population and this becomes a priority for the continent," he said, adding that "if one country is very healthy and the rest of the continent is not, it is also an issue for everybody."

Mr Brenu said that sometimes people had the misconception that family planning was birth control. "It's more than that; it is a question of one's ability to bring into this world a child that you can maintain and give all the benefits of life to."

According to him, it's all about quality of life. "It's not a question of how many children, one or two, you can have. You can also have one child and yet cannot provide him with a good quality of life," he added.

The IPPF delegation leaves Mauritius on Wednesday.
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