FIGO at ICPD25 2019

Join FIGO and partners at Nairobi Summit, marking the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and driving urgent and sustained efforts to realise reproductive health and rights:

From menarche to menopause: maternal health and vaginal bleeding through the reproductive life course

Date:Tuesday 12th November 

Time: 1:00pm
Featuring: Dr Anne Kihara, President, African Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, FIGO Member

Join us to hear how menstrual health and menstrual related disorders such as vaginal bleeding, pre-menopause and menopausal have been addressed and evolved since 1994. We will discuss outstanding issues and gaps and how the current trends and responses can inform the SRHR agenda moving forward. We will prepare to share lessons and guidance on policies and strategies for evidence informed and inclusive programmes that integrate and address menstrual health and related challenges and disorders throughout the lifecycle, within development and humanitarian settings.

Dr Kihara will present on ‘Looking beyond menstrual health: How do we address vaginal bleeding throughout the reproductive life course.’

ICPD theme: Universal access to SRHR as part of universal health coverage
Session type: Concurrent thematic session

Integration inspiration: identifying solutions for integrated SRHR service delivery

Date: Tuesday 12th November
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Featuring: Dr Anita Makins, PP IUD Programme Director, FIGO

Dr Makins will share her experience of integrating SRHR interventions with other critical health and health related services, and beyond for all populations and across the life-course, demonstrating that it can be done, and when done well, delivers quality and rights focused health outcomes and allows for better resource targeting.

ICPD theme: Universal access to SRHR as part of universal health coverage
Session type: Community Open Discussion: Courtyard Room 1
Host: Women Deliver and UNFPA

Zero Deaths from Unsafe Abortion by 2030: How we get there?

Date: Tuesday 12th November
Time: 3:00-4:30pm

Articulating unsafe abortion as a violent and harmful practice against women and girls, within the context of the medical abortion revolution, UHC, and an increasing anti-choice opposition, FIGO will share thoughts on proven strategies and recommendations of how as a sector we can reduce deaths from unsafe abortion and scale up access over the next ten years, illustrating what is possible, what support is available, and how, in partnership, we can work together as a community to achieve this goal.

Organising Partners: ARROW, Centre for Reproductive Rights, FIGO, Guttmacher Institute, International Planned Parenthood Federation, International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion, Ipas, Marie Stopes International, Right Here Right Now, She Decides, UNFPA and WHO/HRP

High-level dialogue on adolescent pregnancies

Date: Wednesday 13th November 
Time: 7:00-8:00am (arrive 6:45am)
Location: Fairview Hotel
Featuring: Dr Hani Fawzi, FIGO Director of Projects

Whilst progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, complications relating to pregnancy and childbirth remains the leading cause of death for 15-19-year olds. Although progress has been made by some countries, much more needs to be done.

This breakfast meeting provides an opportunity for girls and young women and high-level representatives from Governments, the UN and Civil Society to discuss the drivers of adolescent pregnancy and the impact that adolescent pregnancy has on the lives of girls, as well as what solutions are needed to reduce levels of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies among adolescents, particularly younger adolescents aged 10-14 years, and what collective actions we can take to push this agenda forward.

The discussions will draw on new research and cover issues such as the definition of reproductive age, data gaps, issues around accessing SRHR information and services and health challenges faced by young mothers.


Session type: side event
Host: Plan International, with participation including youth advocates, DFID, FIGO, UNFPA, WHO