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State Level Launching of FP 2030 Roadmap and Newer Contraceptives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, 7.12.2023: A State-level event titled “Launching of FP2030 Roadmap and Newer Contraceptives” was organised at Hotel Welcom, BBSR on December 6th, 2023.  Guests included Dr. Brundha D, IAS Mission Director NHM Odisha, Dr. Bijaya Kumar Panigrahy, Director of Family Welfare, Odisha and Andrea M. Wojnar, UNFPA representative India & Country Director Bhutan. The participants for the event included ADPHO FW and DMRCH from all thirty districts of Odisha along with state-level officials, consultants and development partners. Aligned with India’s vision for FP2030, Odisha has prepared a FP2030 roadmap and introduced two newer contraceptives, namely sub-dermal implants (single rod) and subcutaneous injectable contraceptives (Antara). The subdermal implant will be implemented in Medical College and District Headquarters Hospital of Ganjam & Cuttack, while the subcutaneous injectable contraceptive (Antara) will be introduced in selected facilities of Gajapati and Balasore districts.

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Andrea M. Wojnar emphasized that the FP2030 roadmap and newer contraceptives will empower women for right-based reproductive health. Dr. Brundha D highlighted that FP2030 aims to create an environment where all women and girls can lead healthy lives and make informed decisions about contraception. Dr. Bijaya Kumar Panigrahy added that the inclusion of these contraceptives expands the choices available to women, fostering informed decision-making and potentially increasing modern contraceptive prevalence rate. The program concluded with instructions to districts for the successful rollout of Newer Contraceptives and FP2030 roadmap.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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