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To reinforce the commitments made during the 2012 Family Planning summit, donors, governments and civil society gathered at the 2017 London Family Planning Summit, organised by the UK Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In this video Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, talks about the 2017 London Family Planning Summit and the next steps to take to advance Family Planning progress
In 2012, the Family Planning 2020 partnership was created during the London Family Planning co-hosted by the UK Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In 2017, the global champions come together again to ensure that steps are taken so that all women and girls can be free to decide about their body and future.
Expanding contraceptive choices offers the potential to put power into women’s hands said the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in reaction to the Sayana Press announcement by Pfizer BD, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and CIFF today.
IPPF is already playing a major role in the introduction of Sayana Press to increase access to the world’s most poorest and underserved women and girls.
IPPF advises and collaborates in Advanced Family Planning (AFP) national and global advocacy efforts. The partnership works to increase financial investments and political commitment needed to ensure access to family planning through effective advocacy. AFP is comprised by more than 20 partner organisations working in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda with additional opportunity fund grants.
Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial (FPABF) was set up in 1985. Staff and over 1,000 volunteers work to provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to poor and marginalized people.
“Immediately after my child was born, I found the market family planning booth to receive free services. The services are right in my community and taking family planning has been a good experience. Things have changed in my life because I can now save money and do other things. I tell my friends they must take their family planning!” - Marie Kamara, 35, Liberia