As a CNM, I get a lot of interesting emails. One was advising me of a potential employment opportunity - well remunarated to be sure - working in sub-Saharan Africa.
I looked around the net to find the full job posting.
Senior Technical Advisor, USAID
Repositioning Family Planning: In response to the growing concern about the state of family planning (FP) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), PRH and the Africa Bureau are supporting an initiative to reinvigorate interest in family planning and to reposition it as a critical component of reproductive health programs as well as of national and international development agendas.Repositioning Family Planning is a multi-lateral initiative to mobilize commitment and strengthen family planning in SSA. The objectives of the initiative are to strengthen the environment for family planning and to support scale-up or expansion of proven approaches to increase voluntary contraceptive use.
Consider Humanae Vitae 17:
Finally, careful consideration should be given to the danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law. Who will blame a government which in its attempt to resolve the problems affecting an entire country resorts to the same measures as are regarded as lawful by married people in the solution of a particular family difficulty? Who will prevent public authorities from favoring those contraceptive methods which they consider more effective? Should they regard this as necessary, they may even impose their use on everyone. It could well happen, therefore, that when people, either individually or in family or social life, experience the inherent difficulties of the divine law and are determined to avoid them, they may give into the hands of public authorities the power to intervene in the most personal and intimate responsibility of husband and wife.
Are we there?