Family planning

Kompas – November 23, 2011
Family planning

Sign reads: Family planning (KB). Documents read: Jobs, healthcare

With the majority of Indonesia’s 240 million people already struggling to obtain decent jobs, basic education and healthcare, experts warn that the annual birth rate of 4.5 million – equal to the population of Singapore – is unsustainable and unless the government acts quickly the population will reach 450 million by 2045. Currently less that 0.1% of the national budget is spent on family planning programs and many regional governments provide no funding at all.