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Landmark International Report on Family Planning Progress to Be Released Monday 12 November

Update: November, 09/2018 - 17:48

LIVE-STREAMED PRESS-CONFERENCE 3PM, KIGALI-TIME (RWANDA)

 

KIGALI, RWANDA -  Media OutReach - 12 November 2018 - On Monday, Nov. 12, a groundbreaking report will be released with compelling new data on family planning progress in the world's 69 lowest-income countries.  

 

The annual progress report entitled FP2020: Catalyzing Collaboration has been produced by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) - a leading global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to freely decide whether, when, and how many children they want to have.  

 

The report is a center-piece of family planning debate and policy-making annually.  It will be the most data-rich analysis of family planning outcomes in the 69 studied countries to date.

 

The report will include:

 

  • Compelling new data on a country-level and aggregate basis for the world's 69 lowest-income countries, including:
    • Unintended pregnancies prevented, unsafe abortions avoided, and maternal deaths averted in the 12 months from July 2017 to July 2018
    • Levels of contraceptive use and unmet need for modern contraception among married and unmarried adolescents and young women aged 15-19 and 20-24
    • Patterns and trends in key life events for young people such as age at marriage, first sex, and first birth
    • Adolescent birth rate indicators tracking progress toward reducing teen births

  • For the first time, data on domestic government spending on family planning, showing country ownership of programs in some cases, and critical gaps in others
  • New data on the largest bilateral (i.e. country) family planning donors and trends in financing
  • A forceful call to action to government policy-makers and other stakeholders on the need to guarantee reproductive health care -- including rights-based family planning -- in all universal health coverage plans

 

A live-streamed press conference will be held at 3pm Kigali time (Rwanda) on Monday 12 November, to launch the report at the International Conference on Family Planning. 

 

  • You can view the press conference live-streamed and submit questions remotely at facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/648741425521489/)
  • We will send you a link to the report with a summary, quotes, still images at the start of the press conference.

 

Family Planning 2020 was established in support of  the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health.  More information is at http://www.familyplanning2020.org

 

For inquiries, please email echadband@familyplanning2020.org



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