On July 11, policymakers, donors, and advocates from around the world gathered at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK, to discuss efforts to reach the Family Planning 2020 goals and ensure that more women and girls around the world are able to plan their families and their futures. The event was co-hosted by the UK Department for International Development (UK DFID) together with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) and in close partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Global Affairs Canada. The aim was to reenergise global commitment to one of the “best buys” in development: rights-based family planning programmes.
The 2017 Family Planning Summit seeks to sharpen our focus on lessons learned and proven solutions, while broadening and deepening our network of partners to bring local actions and solutions to scale—particularly for populations that have traditionally been left behind, such as adolescents and youth, and women and girls in humanitarian situations. Click here to read the paper titled "Ensuring Contraceptive Security Through Effective Supply Chains” which highlights the challenges faced by organizations such as i+solutions at country level, and which we work to resolve together with our partners. The paper was presented by Moazzam Ali of the World Health Organization and is one of seven Family Planning Evidence Briefs prepared for the Summit.