DKT Liberia- Worldwide, a social advertising and marketing enterprise that promotes the sale and use of household planning services within the nation lately, held an appreciation dinner in honor of fifteen (15) devoted, skilled midwives and healthcare suppliers.
The ceremony befell in Paynesville Metropolis and coincided with the observance of this 12 months’s World Contraception Day celebration organized by DKT Liberia in partnership with the Ministry of Well being.
The celebration, which took positioned underneath the theme, “Collectively We Can Create a World The place Each Being pregnant is needed” was supported by the Swedish Authorities by means of its Embassy in Liberia.
Every year, on September 26, World Contraception Day seeks to enhance consciousness of contraceptive strategies to allow women and men to make knowledgeable selections on their sexual and reproductive well being.
Antonio Cazares Turcott, DKT Liberia Nation Supervisor, stated the aim of the occasion was supposed to acknowledge the efforts of midwives and all healthcare suppliers in Liberia.
“You’re an agent of change and making a distinction on the earth. It was you that remained within the entrance line of the COVID-19 Pandemic that impacted our lives,” he added.
Mr. Turcott stated his group is dedicated to supporting the federal government to extend consciousness of sexual and reproductive well being for girls and ladies.
“In DKT, we consider that every one men and women have a basic proper to resolve when to turn out to be mother and father, no matter their nation of origin or socioeconomic standing,” he stated.
The DKT Nation Supervisor re-affirmed the entity’s dedication to working with their companions to guarantee that girls and ladies make an knowledgeable determination, particularly on the difficulty of sexual and reproductive well being.
He stated, “We should be capable of have secure and guarded intercourse in order that no being pregnant that’s unplanned or undesirable will come. We can’t do it alone and this is the reason we’re right here at the moment to bestow honor on you.”
Mr. Turcott acknowledged the Swedish Embassy for its assist in creating extra consciousness and entry to sexual and reproductive well being care for girls and ladies.
He additional assured the federal government of DKT Liberia Worldwide’s dedication to making a vibrant and secure place the place each being pregnant is needed.
In celebrating the world contraception week, DKT additionally had a promotion with 14 Lydia associate Clinics from September 21 by means of 25, the place purchasers acquired their household planning technique for L$200 solely, and DKT contributing L$800 to get their long-term technique.
In accordance with DKT, the entire uptake on household planning merchandise was 2,338; intrauterine units (IUD) 446; Implants 1522; and Sayana press 158.
On the identical time, the Swedish Ambassador to Liberia, Madam Ingrid Wetterqvist, pledged the embassy’s continued assist to Liberia’s Sexual Reproductive Well being and rights program.
Ambassador Wetterqvist additionally described the assist as an integral a part of her Authorities’s International and Rural Improvement Cooperation Insurance policies.
She stated the promotion of Sexual Reproductive Well being by means of using Contraceptive prevents undesirable being pregnant.
The Swedish Ambassador additionally praised the Liberian authorities’s efforts towards girls and ladies’ rights over time.
Bentoe Tehoungue, Director of Household Well being Division on the Ministry of Well being, lauded the DKT and the Embassy of Sweden for the partnership.
Explaining the progress Household Planning has made to this point in Liberia, Madam Tehoungue instructed the companions that the nation has made some strides over time, based mostly on the partnership and collaboration.
On the identical time, Mrs. Wilhelmina W. G. Flomo, president of the Midwives Affiliation, thanked DKT and companions for the popularity.
She promised that as president of Liberian midwives, they may attempt to at all times do their greatest to contribute the well being system in Liberia.
These honored throughout this system embrace, Klanneh B. Thompson; Ruth Dorbor Wakor; Sarah Layweh; Damawah Y. Saye; Kelbriline Quaye-Saamoi; Mariam M.T. Boimah and Marline Marley Moses.
Others are: Ranitta Hart Ketteh; Anna Ok. Gbe; Anita Saysay-Varney; Rosalina T. D. Wesseh; Deddeh Z. Kolubah; Emma P. Glasgow; Cecelia N. Barh and Bornor Korlewala.