International Conference on Family Planning kicks off in Pattaya

Pattaya, Thailand-

  The 6th international conference on family planning kicked off right here in Pattaya, on November 14th, 2022.

ICFP2022 is scheduled to take place for four conference days from November 14-17, 2022, and will bring together more than 3,500 global policymakers, researchers, activists, and advocates from over 125 countries to Pattaya.  

The conference’s co-hosts are Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health; the Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RTCOG); Population and Community Development Association (PDA); and the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population & Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (USA).

ICFP2022’s theme this year, “Family Planning & Universal Health Coverage: Innovate. Collaborate. Accelerate,” examines the important ways that family planning supports and intersects with universal health coverage. The conference comes at a critical crossroads in global public health and will provide a platform for leaders to define their FP2030 milestones and commitments against the backdrop of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

  • 10:15 – 11:35: Scientific Program: FP In ThailandA lively discussion on family planning in Thailand, including FP’s evolution and integration into the country’s health system as well as successes through non-conventional strategies and the future demographic challenges for Thailand.
  • Opportunities to interview spokespeople from UNFPA on the news that the world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion on November 15.

Monday-Thursday, November 14-17, 2022

  • 8:00 – 19:00: Royal Exhibition Hall showcasing historical milestones, contraception innovations, and social benefits achieved in Thailand through family planning.

All ICFP2022 events will take place at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) as well as be made virtually via www.icfp2022.org.

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