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#ICFPLive Daily Delivery | September 22-28, 2013 | Curated coverage of women and children and the post-2015 agenda.

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African Ministers Visit Family Planning Projects  

African Ministers of Health visited two family planning projects outside of Addis Ababa. Hon. Margaret Leonardo Itto, Minister of Health from Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan  explains why family planning is essential in reducing maternal mortality. 

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Family Planning Summit Set for Ethiopia

\\ Voice Of America 

About 4,000 people are expected to attend this year’s International Conference on Family Planning. Organizers described the conference as “a movement and platform” in the family planning agenda.

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Finishing the Family Planning Revolution

 \\  Marie Stopes International

Developed regions have seen contraceptive use plateau within the range of 60% to 80%. If current trends continue, south Asia will not see contraceptive prevalence hit 60% for approximately 20 years, while this will not happen in eastern Africa for 45 years or in middle and west Africa for a startling 500 years.

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Africa: Be Bold, Do Not Shy Away 

allAfrica \\  Kesetebirhan Admasu 

"Unmet need", in the context of family planning, is a rather mundane term that masks an urgent social justice and human rights issue. An estimated 220 million women in the world who want to manage their fertility, and plan their lives, do not have it, because they lack access to contraceptives. 

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IKokou S. DJAGADOU ‏@huguofr
We wish to be transparent in a way that makes us keep our promises to you. Kate Gilmore  #icfp2013 #icfplive 


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Investing an additional US$14.1 billion to #familyplanning would save roughly $5.7 billion in maternal and newborn #healthcare. #ICFPLive


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Of the 220m women w/out access to #familyplanning, 50m are under age 25. Young people need #fullaccess to plan their futures. #ICFP2013

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Videos to Inspire

Pre-Conference Site Visit 
By FHI 360

Hon. Sarah Opendi, Hon. Minister of State for Health (Primary Health Care), Ministry of Health, Uganda discusses highlights from the pre-conference ministerial site visits.


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Expanding Access & Improving Outcomes in Family Planning
By Abt Associates

Abt Associates is committed to expanding and improving systems and services for family planning and reproductive health. In this video, Abt experts discuss their approach to family planning. 


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IYWG Will Provide Daily Coverage of Youth at ICFP 

The Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG) announces today that they will be reporting daily on youth issues at ICFP2013. 

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Youth at ICFP 2013 Pre-Conference

Today, young people, leading family planning experts, and world leaders gathered together at the ICFP youth pre-conference to discuss key youth sexual and reproductive health issues. 

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Video Live Coverage

Girls' Globe Reporting From ICFP

Family Planning: 3 Barriers that only Women Understand
By: Ash Rogers, Segal Family Foundation 

Opening access to family planning is the most powerful tool the world has for increasing child survival, decreasing maternal mortality, and unlocking the economic potential of women. 

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Instagram Video: Girls' Globe Arrives in Addis Ababa
By: Girls' Globe 

Girls' Globe has finally arrived in Addis Ababa for the International Conference on Family Planning! 

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Story BLOG 

Men Must Plan Their Families
The Observer // by Valerie DeFillipo 

Despite prevailing patriarchy, which dictated that men controlled their wives’ fertility and often disallowed the use of contraception, Bridget learnt that the women of the village had developed a novel strategy to reclaim both choice and access: they hid packs of birth control pills in a designated tree along the route they took each evening to fetch water.

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Kenya: Most Nairobi Women Prefer Implants // by Ohn Muchangi 

Nairobi residents are quickly warming up to long-term family planning methods, data collected from city health facilities reveals. Contraceptive implants are the fastest growing option in the city followed by injections.

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Video news

The Award-winning Power of Mobile for Reproductive Health
Degrees Blog  // by Trinity Zan, FHI 360

FHI 360’s Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH) project has been nominated for a prestigious 2013 Katerva Award, which recognizes “the most promising ideas and efforts to advance the planet toward sustainability.” This nomination adds to the considerable recognition that this innovative mHealth information service has already received. 

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Video Women's Edition JOURNALISTS

Women’s Edition Journalists Compare and Contrast Ethiopian Health Care System
// by Population Reference Bureau

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. 

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