The National Conference on Family Planning is going to be organized in Kathmandu on 18-19 March 2019 with the theme “Reaching the Unreached”. The conference is organized by the Family Welfare Division (FWD), under the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), with the support from the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) along with 20 organizations working to promote family planning.
Speaking at press meet organized on Friday to inform media about the conference, Dr. R.P. Bichha, Chair of National Conference on Family Planning said that the conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to disseminate knowledge, celebrate successes, and identify next steps towards reaching the goal of expanding and improving access to family planning services and information.
According to the press release issued by the Conference secretariat,the progress the country has made so far in relation to its commitment to FP2020 will be presented, discussed and evaluated during the event to chart a course forward. A total of 30 plenary sessions and 30 posters will be presented under different scientific tracks that include creating enabling environment and demand generation, ensuring service delivery, building capacity and promoting research and innovations for family planning followed by interactive sessions.
“This conference will be a platform for policy makers, donors, program implementers, health professionals, researchers, academicians, students, activists, volunteers and others to renew their commitment to support the right of women and girls to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when and how many children to have,” reads a press release issued by the Conference secretariat.