London Summit on Family Planning

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the U.K. Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are hosting the groundbreaking London Summit on Family Planning. According to the Summit’s website, the meeting plans to, “mobilize global policy, financing, commodity, and service delivery commitments to support the rights of an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services and supplies, without coercion or discrimination, by 2020.”

FHI 360 believes that family planning is a key aspect of human development. The following posts are perspectives from FHI 360 staff on family planning’s importance around the world.

July 20, 2012
Family Planning: A Unique Opportunity for Change
by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on YouTube

July 11, 2012

Community-based Distribution of Injectable Contraception: Radical Common Sense from M. Malkin on Vimeo.

July 10, 2012
London Family Planning Summit: A Call to Focus on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality
By Rose Wilcher, Michele Lanham and Ward Cates

At the close of last week’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, those concerned with women’s rights expressed disappointment at how little attention gender equality and women’s reproductive health and rights received…Read more.

July 9, 2012
High Time for New Innovations in Contraceptive Technology
By Laneta Dorflinger, Kate Rademacher and Markus Steiner

When is the last time you bought a new cell phone? If you live in the United States, the United Kingdom or a similar developed country, it’s likely that you purchased a new cell phone within the last 2 years… Read more.