Family planning: ICFP 2018 conference to focus on investing for a lifetime of returns


Holding in Rwanda, the theme for next year’s #ICFP2018 conference has been announced

The theme for the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning has been announced by the organizers, it is Investing for a Lifetime of Returns.

The theme was chosen by the Core Organizing Group, the International Steering Committee and the National Steering Committee of the ICFP. Announcing the theme via a newsletter, organizers said it was inspired by the numerous benefits derived when a nation invests in family planning.

They added that the theme title speaks to the various returns on investment family planning provides, from education and empowerment to economic growth and environmental health.

“Underlying many of the conference sessions will be a focus on the ways in which countries can harness the benefits of the demographic dividend to reap these returns on the macro and micro levels, and the Demographic Dividend will be a highlighted track,” organizers stated.

They also announced that the 2018 ICFP Abstracts will be submitted via the official conference website.

Next year’s conference is taking place in Rwanda in November 2018. It will be co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, located within the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda.



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A medical scientist and global health enthusiast. ICFP2016 and AIDS2016 rapporteur, country coordinator (Nigeria) for the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning.

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