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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.
The Centro Paraguayo de Estudios de Poblacion (CEPEP) delivers high quality family planning services right across the country from clinics which are networked with government clinics, other agencies, and hundreds of private physicians. The services cover maternal and child care, uterine and breast cancer prevention, colposccopy, PAP smears, and diagnostic facilities such as sonography and laboratory testing.
The Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA) was founded in 1971 and became an IPPF Member Association in 1972. It runs a family planning clinic in Nicosia, providing a range of services, including HIV and AIDS testing. The facility draws on the help of a number of volunteer gynaecologists. Hundreds of young people provide peer group counselling, and also run a telephone helpline and workshops on sex education and sexuality awareness on a voluntary basis.
Vassilis is an openly gay man from Cyprus, where he volunteered and worked for the Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA). Conservative values have a significant influence over public opinion in Cyprus when it comes to LGBTI rights. Vassilis is an intern at the IPPF European Network office.