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Urban FP Panel activities at the ICUH and ICFP Conferences

 

IUSSP Urban Family Planning Fellows will participate in two upcoming conferences: the International Conference on Urban Health in Valencia, Spain 24-28 October and the International Conference on Family Planning in Pattaya, Thailand 14-17 November.

   

 

The IUSSP Panel on Family Planning, Fertility, and Urban Development is organizing a panel session that will take place on Tuesday 25 October 12:00-13:00 at the International Conference on Urban Health in Valencia, Spain. The session, “Family planning meets urban development in Sub-Saharan Africa: addressing inter-sectoral challenges for urban health” features the results of the IUSSP Panel and Urban Family Planning Fellows work over the past three years to an audience of urban health practitioners and scholars relatively unfamiliar with demography or family planning.

 

The session will be moderated by Urban FP Fellow Eliphas Gitonga and will feature presentations by IUSSP Panel members and fellows:

  • Patterns and trends in fertility and family planning (FP) in urban Africa: implications for urban development, by James Duminy
  • International urban development experts’ insights into how FP can work with their sector, by Sue Parnell
  • An eight-country study of links between FP and urban development in Africa: addressing inter-sectoral challenges for urban health, by Trudy Harpham.
  • The links between FP and urban development: a comparative policy analysis of Nigeria and Kenya, by Sunday Adedini.    
  • The links between FP and urban development: a policy analysis of Malawi, by Nurudeen Alhassan.


In addition to the Panel session, the Urban FP fellows will be making oral presentations in several other sessions during the week of the Conference. IUSSP members attending the ICUH Conference are welcome to join the Panel for the sessions.


Participation in the ICUH conference provides an opportunity for fellows and panel members to raise awareness of the findings and lessons learned from the Urban FP project that are pertinent for any urban health endeavour which requires inter-sectoral collaboration.

 

The Urban Family Planning Fellows will also be attending the International Conference on Family Planning 14-17 November in Pattaya Thailand. Several fellows will be presenting the results of their research in sessions during the Conference and all will be participating in a pre-conference workshop on policy engagement and communication that will be run by a team from the African Population Health and Research Centres' (APHRC) policy engagement and communications division. 

 

The panel is sponsored by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) under a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at supporting research and policy engagement on fertility and family planning in urban development.

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