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Tanzania: Family Planning

Department for International Development written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made or plan to make to the government of Tanzania following the banning in that country of family planning adverts by FHI 360; and what assessment they have made of reports that the President described family planning as being for those “too lazy to take care of their children”.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

Representatives of the British High Commission in Dar es Salaam remain closely engaged with the Government of Tanzania, who have provided assurances that there is no change in government policy which supports family planning. They have been told by the Tanzanian Ministry of Health that a review of mass media communication is underway and they hope to recommence airing of advertisements within the next few months.

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