Pro Tem Castries Leader to open regional birth control seminar’s Annual General Meeting

Acting Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Honourable Stephenson King will open the 34th Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation (CFPA) on Thursday, July 5th at 7.00pm in the Bougainvillea Room, Bay Gardens Hotel, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.

Delegates from English, Dutch and French-speaking Caribbean countries will attend the four day event. As part of its commitment to youth in the region, CFPA will elect ? for the first time in its history – a young person under twenty five years old to serve on its Board . Besides the election of new officers, CFPA?s membership will also seek to identify ways of improving the delivery of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services throughout the region for all, especially the poor.

Other topics slated for discussion include:

  • The possible effects of Caribbean Community Single Market and Economy (CSME) Free Movement on SRH;
  • Relationships between Poverty and regional SRH;
  • Abortion ? keeping it safe and rare; and
  • Increasing and improving HIV/AIDS awareness amongst Caribbean youth.

Trinidad will be represented at the meeting by the Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago.

Formed in 1971, the CFPA represents over 24 regional family planning organisations and is a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), headquartered in London . The CFPA is based in Antigua .
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  1. Ian you are threading on dangerous paths with this one. BFP is going to have a go at you for promoting abortion and being a baby killer!


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