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2015 Internal Conference on Family Planning
Jan. 25-28, 2016
Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Global Commitments, Local Actions

Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015: Daily Delivery

Recap of 25 January, 2016

Featured Coverage

ICFP 2016 Opens with Pledges and Partnerships

By Stephanie Desmon, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Monday reiterated its pledge of an additional $120 million over the next three years to accelerate improved access to modern contraceptive methods for 120 million more women and girls throughout the developing world who lack access to quality family planning programs.

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Emerging conversations

News

Indonesia Tries to Trim Birth Rate to Aid Economy

By Sara Schonhardt, Wall Street Journal

Indonesia seeks to revive a family-planning program that has languished since its heyday decades ago, when its “two kids is enough” campaign gained global attention and helped halve the nation’s fertility rate.

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Live Coverage

Top Moments From the Opening Ceremonies

 

The ICFP is more than a conference; it is a movement and a platform for strategic inflection points in the family planning agenda. The opening ceremony will started the journey forward, allowing us to find those strategic inflection points and leading us into new and exciting territory in the field of family planning.

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Youth

The World’s Most Promising Generation is Coming of Age

By Michael Anderson and Chris Elias

The world is on the cusp of something unprecedented: the largest generation of young people in human history is approaching reproductive age. Not only is this generation the biggest, it is likely to be the healthiest and most educated the world has ever seen.

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Featured Hashtag - #ICFP

Yesterday, #ICFP was trending in multiple locations around the world. Thank you to everyone who is joining the conversation. Keep the momentum strong!

Perspectives

Building on ICFP 2013's Momentum for Youth

Carol S. Larson, President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, speaks about carrying the momentum from Addis and building on it with the involvement of youth at this conference.

Klaus Brill

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Placing Family Planning Within the Broader SDGs

Jagdish Upadhyay, Commodity Security Branch Chief at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), talks about placing family planning within the broader SDG agenda at ICFP 2016. 

Jagdish Upadhyay

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VIDEO: ROAD TO NUSA DUA

ICFP 2016 Opening Ceremony Welcome Video

Held biennially since 2009 -- from Kampala to Dakar to Addis Ababa and now Nusa Dua -- the ICFP serves as a strategic inflection point for the family planning community worldwide.

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#FPVoices

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Live from ICFP: Halima Shariff

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 

"We have a whole 33% — a third of our population—and, I think, more than that if you’re putting together the population of Africa, of young people, who get little guidance. Who are probably neglected but expected to know about issues of sexual and reproductive health. So I feel like I am going to keep staying in this as long as my bones can carry me around, and my muscles, really to see if I can continue making a contribution in young people’s reproductive health."

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Key CONVERSATIONs

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Sex Won't Make You Dance Better; Sex In A Pool Won't Prevent Pregnancy

By Jane Otai, an Aspen fellow and a community health educator working in Kenya for Jhpiego

According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic Health Survey, the rate of contraceptive use is lowest among women ages 15 to 19, and 15 percent of them have already given birth.

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Translating Global Family Planning Commitments into Local Action: The ExpandFP Project in Uganda, Tanzania, and the DRC

By Jane Wickstrom, ExpandFP Project Director, EngenderHealth

EngenderHealth, along with its partners, has taken deliberate steps toward ensuring that family planning services are designed, implemented, and monitored in a way that protects women’s rights and puts their needs, desires, and preferences at the center.

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Youth Take Action

ICFP Youth Call for Action in Compilation Video

By Gates Institute

180 young people aged 18 to 25 from around the world applied to be speakers/moderators during the International Conference on Family Planning. All applications received were reviewed, and the selection process was based on a double-blind review process that rated the creativity, engagement, experience, and speaking skills of each applicant. 40 applicants were chosen to travel to Nusa Dua, Indonesia for the meeting. This is a compilation of all the submissions received!

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Can Family Planning Help the World? Lessons from Indonesia

By Howard LaFranchi

Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, cut its fertility rate in half over a 30-year period. Now its program faces pushback from conservatives, mirroring global trends in family planning.

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Supporting the Next Generation to Take Control of Their Fertility

By Jennifer Gayles, Program Officer, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University

Here at IRH, we’ve learned a lot about how to support VYAs through our various youth initiatives, including the GREAT Project, GrowUp Smart, and other research on adolescent health. Now, as one of these – GrowUp Smart – draws to a close in Rwanda, we reflect on five ways that youth programming can support the next generation to understand their fertility and be empowered to make healthy sexual and reproductive choices.

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Global Commitments, Local Actions: Postpartum Family Planning Champions Deliver

By Sruti Ramadugu, MCSP Communications Specialist

In a global health conference first, I attended a pageant at the International Conference on Family Planning this week in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Replete with sashes and flags, representatives from 16 countries paraded onstage to the Olympics theme song. Although there were no fire breathers or piano players in the show, the delegates’ performances remained impressive: to provide updates made in accelerating access to postpartum family planning (PPFP) in their respective countries.

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News & Partner Releases


 

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"darwin.nursams: Our goals #ICFPYouth"

On 25 January, youth delegates took over the ICFP instagram account. #ICFPYouth generated more than 234 posts with submission highlighting the conference through young delegates' eyes.

 

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