A pop-up family planning clinic in the heart of the Belgian Federal Parliament

Sensoa, Countdown 2015 Europe’s Belgian partner and Secretariat of Belgian parliamentary group ‘Parliamentarians for the 2030 Agenda’ has invited Belgian Members of the Parliament and the Minister of Public Health to visit a pop-up Subsharan African family planning clinic on Thursday 12th May, 2016. The clinic will be set-up in the heart of Belgium’s Federal Parliament. During their visit, the Belgian politicians will experience the ongoing difficulties of African women and girls in accessing family planning. They will be confronted with personal stories of African patients and observe the interactions between patients and health workers. Professional actors will ensure a credible enactment of situations one is likely to find in real-life health settings in Subsaharan Africa, the main focus area of the Belgian development cooperation. Follow the MPs and Minister’s visit on Thursday on Twitter where you’ll find videos, testimonies and images of the event.

With the family planning clinic the Parliamentarians for the 2030 Agenda are asking Belgium to continue and reinforce its commitment for the 225 million women with an unmet need for family planning.

 This is event is a part of Countdown 2015 Europe partner initiatives  “Advance Human Rights, Invest in Family Planning”.

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