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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 26 January, 2016

Featured Coverage

Family Planning is 'Critical Link' in Eradicating Poverty

By Zofeen Ebrahim and Liz Ford, The Guardian — Giving people access to family planning is crucial to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030, reproductive health experts said this week.

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Emerging conversations

Live Coverage

Top 5 Moments from ICFP's Tuesday Morning Plenary

 

ICFP's first plenary kicked off with several political leaders who highlighted how global commitments and local actions are impacting family planning and the ability to achieve the SDGs at the country level.

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Faith

Faith and Family Planning: A Q&A with Sheikh Mangala Luaba

By Maryalice Yakutchik

Regally statuesque in his long black robe and gold hat, Sheikh Mangala Luaba favors a more humble moniker over his many loftier titles: “I am not grand,” the Grand Mufti insists. “God is grand. I am small. I am a servant of God.” He is not the least bit reluctant to make a grand claim for family planning, however, linking it to nothing less than “the welfare of mankind.”

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Youth

Agency and Access: Why LARCs Are Significant to the Narrative of Family Planning

By Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu

Joining the global call to expand contraceptive choice for adolescents and youth to include long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs) is one step we can all take.

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Perspectives

Involving Youth in Family Planning

Klaus Brill from Bayer Pharmaceuticals talks about the company's efforts to advance family planning, including the initiation of World Contraception Day and their partnership with Women Deliver to implement youth ambassadors for family planning across the globe.

Klaus Brill

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"The Greatest Hope I Have is the Evidence"

Dr. Mojisola Odeku, Project Director of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) speaks of her hope for the future brought about by building the evidence base for the cross-sector benefits of family planning.

Dr. Mojisola Odeku

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#FPVoices - Live From ICFP

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Dahlia Nawawi

Sumbawa District, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia

 

"I love a challenge! That’s why I am focusing on the promotion of vasectomy. Promotion for this method is very sparse compared to implants and IUDs. Initially, I approached influential people in the community–for example, a man who now is the Chairman of the Parliament. Every day, I was riding in his car, and along the way, I talked about the advantages of vasectomy."

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Monica Kerrigan

Washington, DC

 

"I’m one of nine [kids]. I have a lot of respect for my mom and dad, who knew about contraception and educated us on contraception, but they themselves wanted a larger family. I think one of the important things is if women want large families, let them, but give them the information they need to have healthy families, allow them to space their births, allow them to make choices."

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Key CONVERSATIONs

DRC Leadership

At ICFP, DRC Leadership Commits to Further Family Planning At Highest Level

By Arsène Binanga and Tulane International DRC; Harshi Hettige, Advance Family Planning

“The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will never miss a conference on family planning. It is a priority for us,” the DRC Minister of Health Dr. Félix Kabange declared. At the ICFP auxiliary event, DRC’s emergence and family planning leadership through 2030, a high-level delegation from the DRC, including the Ministers of Education and Plan, expanded upon the country’s strong and growing commitment to family planning.

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Sheikh Mangala Luaba

2016 Quality Innovation Challenge Kicks Off

Knowledge. Choices. Power. 2016 Quality Innovation Challenge. The David & Lucile Packard Foundation is looking for champions with innovative ideas to improve quality in sexual and reproductive health and empower women and girls in new ways. The winner will be announced at the ICFP closing plenary on 28 January.

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A Space for a Voice – Stories about Family Planning

By Ashley Lackovich-Van Gorp, Girls' Globe

“When people see the headscarf,” Zahra Aziz explains, “they are thinking, ‘what’s a conservative Muslim girl doing with sex and family planning? I’m out there to break that mold.”

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Young family planning advocates

Young Family Planning Advocates Use Design Thinking to Understand Users’ Needs

By Margarite Nathe, IntraHealth International

Imagine the perfect wallet. It’s got everything you need—a place for your credit cards, a hidden pocket to stash cash, subtle feline-themed details… Or, you know, whatever makes it beautiful (and beautifully functional) to you. Now think about how hard it is to find that wallet in a store.

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Making Rights a Reality

By Karen Hardee, Population Council

To take rights from the realm of declarations and conventions to practical application, the field needs guidance on rights and family planning, integration into national policies and programs, indicators and measurement tools, and evidence of how to implement rights-based FP programming and its effect on reproductive health outcomes.

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