ICFP heads to Kigali, Rwanda in 2018
The fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from November 12 to 15, 2018. The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda will serve as co-hosts.
Held biennially since 2009, ICFP serves as a strategic inflection point for the family planning and reproductive health community worldwide. It provides an opportunity for political leaders, scientists, researchers, policymakers, advocates, and youth to disseminate knowledge, celebrate successes, and identify next steps toward reaching the goal of enabling an additional 120 million women to access voluntary, quality contraception by 2020. ICFP also serves as an platform from which countries, organizations and individuals can make public commitments to family planning.
The largest conference of its kind, ICFP attracted over 3,500 delegates and participants from about 100 countries at its 2016 conference in Bali, Indonesia.