Dissemination Workshop by JOICFP
On 18th and 19th November, the dissemination workshop by JOICFP (Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning), a Japanese NGO in the field of reproductive health, on its programme titled “Promotion of Women’s Health throughout the Life Cycle at One-Stop Service Site in Zambia”, funded by the Japanese government within the framework of “Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects” was held in Ndola, Copperbelt Province. In this memorable workshop, in addition to its programme organiser JOICFP, Ambassador MIZUUCHI, governmental high-ranking officials from Copperbelt Provincial Health Office (PHO), District Health Offices (DHOs) from Masaiti, Lufwanyama and Mpongwe, health staff from the project sites (16 areas), the Safe Motherhood Action Groups (SMAGs), Local Steering Committee (LSC) and other stakeholders participated.
In this workshop, the results of the end-line survey conducted to measure the findings of the programme were presented. Through the survey, in addition to the improved access to prenatal and postnatal health checkups and institutional deliveries in the targeted areas, significant advancements on the knowledge and behavioral changes of the locals in terms of birth and family planning were confirmed.
Furthermore, findings shared by JOICFP included the positive outcomes on self-sustainability for the continuation of the programme such as the resident-led health facility maintenance, continuation of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) promotion activities, and income generation activities for the construction of maternity houses.
Finally, the DHOs and the LSC presented their sustainable action plans, and a commitment was made among the participants to succeed the project mainly by the DHOs and local communities.
To read the speech by Ambassador MIZUUCHI at this workshop, please click here.