#ICFPLive Daily Delivery | November 12-15, 2013

Family Planning Summit Set for Ethiopia

About 4,000 people are expected to attend this year’s International Conference on Family Planning. The three day meeting opens November 12 in Addis Ababa. The theme is Full Access, Full Choice… Read the full post >>

Video: Hon. Margaret Itto on the ICFP Ministerial Site Visits

Women’s Edition Journalists Compare and Contrast Ethiopian Health Care System

For several days before the start of the 2013 International Family Planning Conference, a group of journalists from eight sub-Saharan countries and India had a chance to examine the health care system that has won Ethiopia much praise. These journalists are participating in Population Reference Bureau’s Women’s Edition project, funded by USAID. In visits to Health Posts and Health Centers and through interviews with Health Extension Workers, Health Officers and other health staff the reporters learned how Ethiopia has brought reproductive health care, including family planning, into the furthest reaches of the country. Full post >>

Ministers Convene to Examine Returns on Investment

More than 20 Ministers of Finance and Planning, Health, Youth, and Gender are among the leaders who will convene on 12 November to discuss the investments needed— especially in family planning—to meet the needs of Africa’s youth today, and to maximize their future potential for national development. The High-Level Ministerial Meeting will be held in conjunction with the third International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP 2013) in Addis Ababa. Full post >>

Putting women at the center: Why family planning must address social barriers

Devex // by Jay Gribble, PRB – Within a few days, thousands of members of the global family planning community will come together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to talk about ways to advance the health and economic well-being of women worldwide by improving the delivery of family planning services and information. Full post >>

Be heard at ICFP through #ICFPLive

Social media has become a powerful tool in capturing the emerging conversations taking place at ICFP. This year’s live coverage of ICFP will be crowd-sourced. Learn how you can be part of the coverage! Full post >>

Why Family Planning Matters in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The sun is setting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In 2015, the world will shift its focus toward a new development agenda. We know that family planning improves the health and well-being of women and families around the world. Now, as the next-generation goals expand the focus from social and human development to also include economic and environmental objectives, we should not underestimate the positive ripple effects of family planning across all three areas… Full post >>

FHI 360 at ICFP 2013

FHI 360 is pleased to join our colleagues from around the world for what promises to be an informative and engaging week together. As we look toward FP2020, this year’s conference represents a significant opportunity to assess our overall progress, continue the collective conversation around goals and objectives and advance the partnerships that are making our global vision for family planning a reality.