World Population Day, One Family at a Time

Published on July 15, 2021

Adrienne Surprenant/IMA World Health

Each year on World Population Day, which falls on July 11, the global community marks the day with discussions around key issues such as poverty, income distribution, employment, and social protections for people around the world. An important factor that comes up is a woman’s ability to time, space, and/or limit the number of children they have so they may adequately provide for each child’s health, education, and well-being.

MOMENTUM works with partner countries and organizations to provide women, families, and communities with equitable access to voluntary family planning. IMA World Health, which implements MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience, recently published a blog featuring Sarah Wala, a 26-year-old South Sudanese mother of two who lives with a disability. MOMENTUM’s work with Gurei Primary Health Clinic, a community clinic outside of South Sudan’s capital city of Juba, enabled her to receive counseling and a family planning method.

The blog also notes other related programs managed by IMA World Health, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., and Pathfinder International, three of the six implementing partners of MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience.


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