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MEDIA ALERT
 


Landmark International Report On Family Planning Progress 
To Be Released Monday 12 November
Live-Streamed  Press -Conference 3PM, Kigali-Time  (Rwanda)
 
KIGALI, Kenya, 9 November 2018 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- On Monday, Nov. 12, a groundbreaking report will be released with compelling new data on contraception and broader 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 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

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Family Planning 2020 .

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