UHC: NOT WITHOUT FP
This opening plenary session will illustrate the importance of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and demonstrate why integrating family planning is essential to its success.
Keynote speakers include:
Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health of the Kingdom of Thailand
Dr. Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The keynote addresses will be followed by a roundtable forum which will be led by Ann Starrs, Director of Family Planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who will facilitate a dynamic and engaging conversation that illustrates the unique perspectives of each panelist.
Dr. James Kiarie, Head Contraception and Fertility Care Unit, World Health Organization – Kenya
Frehiwot Nigatu Yimer, Executive Director, International Institute for Primary Health Care in Ethiopia (IIfPHC-E) – Ethiopia
Dr. Natasha Salifyanji Kaoma, CEO, Copper Rose Zambia – Zambia
Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, Ayushman Bharat “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and the National Health Authority,” Government of India – India
Host: Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, United Nations Special Rapporteur, Author, and Reproductive Rights activist
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