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Ethiopia To Host International Conference On Family Planning

This year’s International Conference on Family Planning, the theme of which is “Full Access, Full Choice,” is set to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 12-15, VOA News reports. “A new resource will be unveiled at the conference called ‘Programming Strategies for Postpartum Family Planning’ …, a joint effort by the [WHO], USAID, the U.N. Population Fund and ministries of health from many countries” that will serve as “a ‘roadmap’ for designing effective postpartum family planning programs at both the local and national levels,” VOA writes. “This year’s [conference] is co-hosted by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,” the news agency notes (DeCapua, 11/6).