The AFIDEP team leads the 'Family Planning Programmes and Benefits' session at the PAK conference.

AFIDEP led the Family Planning Benefits and Programmes” session at the Population Association of Kenya’s 4th Population Conference

AFIDEP co-organised with the Population Association of Kenya’s the 4th Population Conference that was held from 23rd to 25th October at the Nairobi Safari Club, Lilian Towers, Nairobi.

The conference, under the theme Population Dynamics: Implications for the Achievement of Vision 2030 and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, took stock of the various aspects of Kenya’s population including population growth, family planning, health, mobility, urbanisation, and gender issues, and their implications for the devolved governance structure and for achieving Vision 2030 and Millennium Development Goals.

AFIDEP presented recent evidence at the Family Planning Benefits and Programmes” session on the 24th October from 11:00 am. The synthesis of national evidence in the regional context highlight the relevance of family planning to national health and development, the potential cost savings of investing in family planning and show-case lessons from successful family planning programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa. The following papers were presented:

1.The health and development benefits of family planning:  findings from the Lancet and implications for Kenya
Violet Ibukayo Murunga, James Ciera and Nyokabi Ruth Musila

 

2.Role of family planning in reducing unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion: synthesis of global and Kenya specific evidence

Violet Ibukayo Murunga and Nyokabi Ruth Musila

 

3.”How can Kenya position itself to benefit from demographic dividend?”

Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu and James Ciera

 

4.Factors influencing the success of family planning programs: case studies from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Malawi

Nyokabi Ruth Musila, Violet Ibukayo Murunga and Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu

 For more information contact Ms Violet Murunga (Research and Knowledge Translation Officer) on violet.murunga@afidep.org or 0716.002.059.

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