2nd International Conference on Family Planning begins in Dakar

The Second International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) will begin in Dakar, Senegal from Tuesday, November 29th to Friday, December 2nd, 2011 to examine cutting edge research and programmes that are helping to advance the health and wealth of families and nations worldwide.

The conference, which would be attended by over 1,500 researchers, programme managers, clinicians, Parliamentarians, policy makers and jurists, would share research, best practices, and progress on national strategies to deliver family planning services, with the ultimate goal being universal access to family planning.

The 2011 Conference is the second of its kind. The first was held in 2009 in Kampala, Uganda.

The Bill and Melinda Gates, Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Government of Senegal’s Ministry of Health and Prevention, along with international organisations including UNFPA, World Bank, World Health Organisation and USAID would co-host the Conference on the theme: “Family Planning: Research and Best Practices”.

The Conference programme would include an opening plenary, multiple concurrent oral sessions, special panel presentations, poster sessions, luncheon roundtables, and exhibitions.

Source: GNA

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