The Government is to spend approximately $7.9 million on its technical support to reduce teenage pregnancy project during the 2021/2022 fiscal year.
This expenditure is outlined in the 2021/2022 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.
The project is being implemented by the National Family Planning Board and funded by the Inter-American Development Bank.
Objectives of the project include contributing to the reduction in adolescent pregnancy rates in Jamaica; impacting adolescent sexual and reproductive health behaviour change among adolescent boys and girls; increasing public awareness of the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health issues; and increasing access to Sexual and Reproductive Health services and commodities for adolescents.
Anticipated physical targets for the 2021/2022 fiscal year include continuing the provision of contraceptive commodities to adolescent mothers and facilitating project audit and closure.