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On November 12–15, 2013, more than 3,000 political leaders, scientists, health care professionals, advocates and young leaders from around the globe gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP 2013). Organized around the theme “Full Access, Full Choice,” ICFP 2013 called attention [PDF, 558KB] to the wide-ranging benefits of helping couples plan and space their births. The conference also took stock of progress to ensure that everyone has access to voluntary family planning information, services and methods that meet their needs.
USAID was proud to be a donor of the conference, which was jointly organized by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A number of USAID’s technical experts were present at the conference on the latest progress and challenges around increasing access to family planning. Below, you can view the USAID calendar of events to see what USAID did at the conference, read the news and updates that came out of the conference, and access a list of useful resources and publications.
ICFP 2013 was held 1 year after the launch of Family Planning 2020, which has generated unprecedented political will and financial support to reduce global unmet need for family planning by giving 120 million more women access to modern contraceptives, information and services by 2020. At ICFP 2013, participants shared the latest data, research and program findings to help achieve Family Planning 2020’s goal.
Last updated: November 20, 2013