5073.0 Family Planning and the Global Development Agenda

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
This session explores various aspects of the relationship between International Family Planning and the Global Development Agenda. As a foundation for the session, a public heath overview will explore the several substantial, but sometimes underappreciated ways, family planning contributes to global health, including reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity, abortion prevention, prevention of vertical HIV transmission and benefits for family welfare. In the public health oriented presentations, special emphasis will be given to relationships between family planning and HIV. These include the potential role of family planning for HIV prevention, family planning for HIV positives, and perspectives on the integration of family planning and HIV services. Other Presentations will explore the causes and effects of recent declines in funding for family planning and present donor perspectives on funding for family planning in an era of escalating unmet need. Strategic options that would allow FP to make its full contribution to improving global health and social equity going forward will be presented. The population movement has a long history of instigating controversial debate. The session will include a provocative exposition of perspectives on the ethical connections between population growth and climate change.
Session Objectives: 1) List five ways family planning contributes to global health goals 2) Discuss a strategy for putting family planning back on the international political agenda 3) Recognize the ethical concerns related to advancing an advocacy argument based on connections between population growth and climate change 4) To assess evidence on the integration of FP and HIV programs and services in countries 5) Describe changing financing modalities for family planning and reproductive health and how they have impacted funding levels
Jason B. Smith, PhD, MPH

8:45 AM

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Organized by: Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing