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International Conference On Family Planning Closes With Calls To Reach Access Goals

Global Health NOW: #ICFP2018 Closes, with Sights Set on 2020
“…With … data showing the world is roughly halfway to the goal of providing 120 million more women and girls access to contraceptives by 2020, plenary moderator Beth Schlachter, executive director of FP2020, concluded, ‘We might not get there at the time that we set … but we’ll get there’…” (Myers, 11/15).

Xinhua News: International conference ends with call to achieve universal access to family planning services
“… ‘We call for greater investments needed to meet women’s sexual and reproductive health needs in developing regions across the globe,’ said a joint declaration of participants read at the closing ceremony. Participants in the declaration renewed their commitment to be family planning advocates and ensuring rights for comprehensive family planning and guarantee access to modern contraception methods to poorest countries…” (11/16).

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