The Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) has described its phasing-out Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) project as a success. 

Speaking recently after a close-out meeting held in Kasungu, FPAM Programmes Manager Gerald Maulidi said the project has scaled up the uptake of family planning methods among communities in hard-to-reach areas in the district, among others. 

“We are happy that the project has fared well. It has attained improved sexual and reproductive health and rights of the poor and socially excluded people, especially women, youths and those living with disabilities,’ Maulidi said.

A young client accessing a service at an outreach clinic

On his part, Kasungu District family planning coordinator Alufeyo Chirwa commended the project for what he called significant impacts on access to sexual and reproductive health services among the people in the district. 

The Chief Reproductive Health Officer in the Ministry of Health Blair Sibale vowed to put in every effort to sustain the services initiated by the project in the district.

With funding from the Department for International Development (DFID), through the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the project, which commenced in 2019 was implemented in Kasungu and Lilongwe districts.