International Conference on Family Planning
Global Commitments, Local Actions: MSH Attends the 4th International Conference on Family Planning
The 2016 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) will be held in Indonesia, a country that has successfully proved its leadership in innovative family planning programming. Indonesia’s national family planning initiatives doubled the contraceptive prevalence rate to nearly 60 percent between 1976 and 2002 and decreased the fertility rate by half. The Indonesian government is now committed to revitalizing the country’s national family planning program to improve on the progress that has slowed since 2002. The country has quadrupled its budget allocation for family planning, from $65.9 million in 2006 to $263.7 million in 2014, which will enable better health worker training and the provision of free family planning services through the country’s new universal health care system. The theme for 2015 is Global Commitments, Local Actions.
MSH mobilizes communities, including community health workers, health officials, and religious and traditional leaders to support increased access to and use of family planning and reproductive health services, including prevention and treatment of cervical cancer. To increase access to services, MSH integrates family planning and reproductive health services within maternal and child health, adolescent health, HIV & AIDS, and nutrition services. MSH builds providers’ capabilities and support systems, including systems for managing the supply of contraceptives and other reproductive health commodities.
During the ICFP, MSH will be represented by over 30 attendees across several projects, with oral presentations, panel discussions, and posters, as well as several special events throughout the conference.
Please follow MSH and our partners during the International Conference on Family Planning.
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