LAC Conference 2016
Reducing Inequalities in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Social and geographic inequalities related to achievements in fertility reduction and teenage pregnancy in Latin America and the Caribbean are evident. The averages reflect progress, but Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services fail to reach different territories and social groups. The LAC Conference 2016 is the beginning of a movement in the region.
Therefore, a group of regional and global organizations will hold the First Conference of Latin America and the Latin Caribbean to reduce inequalities in Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) will sponsor this effort, which will convene at least 22 governments and civil society actors throughout the region as well as initiatives and partners such as the Inter-American Development Bank and the Mesoamerica 2015 Health Initiative, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Coalition for Reproductive Health Supplies and Family Planning Probienestar 2020 and the Colombian Family Association - Profamilia.
The conference hopes to contribute to the implementation of policies and programs through political and technical dialogue on strategies that contribute to the reduction of inequalities in SRH with a an emphasis on gender equality of populations at risk for greater social exclusion, particularly the poor, indigenous, youth, rural and people of African descent, among others.
- Fabio Castano, MD, MPH, Global Technical Lead Family Planning and Reproductive Health
- Martha Murdock, Technical Strategy Lead, Regional Programs, FCI Program of MSH
- Ariadna Capasson, Senior Technical Advisor, FCI Program of MSH
Photo Credit: Leslie Alsheimer