Le ministre de la Santé va présenter le Mauritius Family Planning and Welfare Association Bill en première lecture lors de la séance parlementaire du 21 Novembre 2018.
The main object of this Bill is to repeal the Mauritius Family Planning and Welfare Association Act 2005 and replace it by a more appropriate and modern legislative framework that makes provision for sexual and reproductive health and rights in accordance with international standards.
2.The Bill, accordingly, makes provision for the establishment of a newM auritius Family Planning and Welfare Association which shall, inter alia –
(a) promote awareness on planned parenthood with a view to maintaining the fertility rate at a reasonable level;
(b) promote family welfare, healthy ageing, good health and social integration through effective family planning services by addressing the need for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the community through information, education and advocacy; and
(c) work for the advancement of the rights of women, men and young persons with a view to enabling them to make free and informed choices regarding their sexual and reproductive health and rights.