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PLENARY SESSION

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.

Panelists include:

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

KEYNOTE

Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health of the Kingdom of Thailand
Dr. Natalia Kanem

United Nations Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

PANELISTS

Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng

Founder of OurEquity
Ann Starrs

Director of Family Planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. James Kiarie

Head Contraception and Fertility Care Unit, World Health Organization
Frehiwot Nigatu Yimer

Executive Director, International Institute for Primary Health Care in Ethiopia (IIfPHC-E)
Dr. Natasha Salifyanji Kaoma

CEO, Copper Rose Zambia
Dr. Indu Bhushan

CEO, Ayushman Bharat “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and the National Health Authority,” Government of India
Community Response Hashtag

#NOTWITHOUTFP

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On Demand Sessions

WANT TO WATCH MORE?

ICFP’s on-demand forum consists of 20 unique sessions on research, advocacy, youth, private sector & more for you to watch and learn from. Visit the on-demand schedule to find a session that interests you.

Join Us in Thailand

INTERESTED IN ATTENDING ICFP2022 IN PATTAYA CITY?

The International Conference on Family Planning will take place from November 14-17, 2022 in Pattaya City, Thailand. We look forward to seeing you!