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New Dates Announced for International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP)

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By Asmau Ahmad

Conference organizers announced on Friday that the fourth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) will be rescheduled for 25–28 January 2016 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Previously, conference organizers had postponed the November 2015 conference dates due to a volcanic eruption on the nearby island of Lombok. This is contain in a press statement shared with Health Reporters.

The following is a statement by Jose “Oying” Rimon II, Director of the Gates Institute and Chair of the ICFP International Steering Committee andSurya Chandra Surapaty, Chairman of the National Population and Family Planning Board of Indonesia (BKKBN) and Chair of the ICFP National Steering Committee:

“Postponing the November conference activities was an extremely difficult decision, but we believe it was the right thing to do to protect the health and safety of our valued delegates and to maximize the value of the ICFP for the family planning community.

We would like to thank all of our partners for their support over the last week, and in particular we would like to thank the Government of Indonesia for their guidance and hospitality. We are pleased to confirm that the fourth ICFP will be held in Nusa Dua in late January 2016, and we are excited to reconvene the family planning community so soon.”

More information on the conference postponement and plans for new dates can be found here.


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