Join MSH at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2022 

Join MSH at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2022 

The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2022 in Pattaya City, Thailand this year brings together advocates, scientists, researchers, NGOs, political leaders, policy makers, practitioners, faith leaders, and youth leaders to share best practices, celebrate successes, and chart a course toward universal access to family planning. ICFP 2022 will be a strategic benchmark as the community prepares to recommit to a goal of universal access by 2030. 

Addressing this year’s conference theme, “Family Planning & Universal Health Coverage: Innovate. Collaborate. Accelerate,” our MSH delegation will share our work in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) self-care in humanitarian and fragile settings, our research on long acting reversible contraceptive use among youth in Malawi, and how we improved Malagasy youths’ knowledge of contraceptive methods and family planning through technology and community engagement activities.  

MSH will also highlight our renewed commitment to FP2030 and achieving rights-based family planning in partnership with national and local leaders. Click on any of the links below to see how MSH is participating in the conference or register to attend the conference.

Community Health Volunteer provides family planning counseling

MSH’s Commitment to FP2030

Since 2015, MSH has pledged to collaborate with national, subnational, and local leaders to support the achievement of their family planning goals. This year, we reaffirm our commitment to improve health systems that support and sustain family planning programs because the success of integrated family planning and reproductive health programming is only as strong as the health system that supports it. 

As part of MSH’s FP2030 commitment, which will be officially launched at ICFP, we commit to reaching over 3.3 million women with family planning information and services through our work in Afghanistan, Benin, and Madagascar. We will do this by promoting leadership, management, and governance, strengthening local capacity at different levels and scaling up high impact practices. Our work alongside ministries of health and partners will expand access to and availability of voluntary family planning and reproductive health services at local and subnational levels; strengthen the quality of services provided; address demand-side barriers of utilization; enhance data reporting and use; and foster resilient family planning commodity supply chains.  

Pre-Conference Event:

ICFP Consultation on SRHR Self-Care in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings
  • Sunday, November 13
  • 09:00 – 17:00 (Asia/Bangkok) (Saturday-Sunday, November 12 – 13, 9 pm – 5 am EST) 
  • Location: PEACH Pattaya 11 

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Inter-agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) will co-host an invite-only consultation on galvanizing momentum and commitment for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) self-care in humanitarian and fragile settings. This official ICFP pre-conference event brings together representatives from UN agencies, program implementers, researchers, and donors across the humanitarian-development nexus to develop an outline for a Call to Action and Roadmap to support them to fill gaps, leverage opportunities, and achieve commitments identified during the meeting. Opening the morning session, MSH’s Dr. Tamar Chitashvili will provide an overview of self-care for SRH and the WHO self-care guidelines. MSH actively collaborated with the IAWG to advance self-care in humanitarian settings and worked hand in-hand with IRC and other task team members to conceptualize and implement this high-level event. 

Conference Events:

UHC Media Briefing: FP + UHC
  • Monday, November 14
  • 10:00 (Asia/Bangkok) (Sunday, November 13, 10 pm EST)
  • ICFP Media Center

MSH’s Amy Boldosser-Boesch and other representatives of the ICFP UHC Advisory Board will host a briefing for the ICFP2022 Media Scholars. 

ICFP LIVE – Prime Time with the Family Planning News Network

Tune in or join MSH’s Amy Boldosser-Boesch in person at ICFP LIVE, an on-site and virtual experience for an estimated 50,000+ audience members from around the globe. The LIVE stage can be viewed by conference attendees, whether they are in Pattaya City or participating virtually. This Prime Time conversation with Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng and members of the ICFP UHC Advisory Board, including Boldosser-Boesch, will focus on the important intersections of family planning and universal health coverage.   

ICFP LIVE – The Right Choice: Fortified Commitments to Rights-Based Family Planning

Join MSH’s Amy Boldosser-Boesch and representatives from CARE and PATH as they address the centrality of rights-based approaches to family planning and highlight their new organizational commitments to FP2030.   


Capacity Building and Preparedness for SRH in Emergencies 
  • Tuesday, November 15
  • 11:50 – 13:10 (Asia/Bangkok) (Monday-Tuesday, November 14 – 15, 11:50 pm – 1:10 am EST) 
  • Beach Hotel Royal Summit Chamber B 

MSH’s Sarah Birse will present on “Factors Associated with Uptake of Long Acting and Reversible Contraceptive Use Among Youth in Malawi,” from a study conducted by the USAID-funded and MSH-led Organized Network of Services for Everyone’s (ONSE) Health Activity. Birse will discuss how community-level outreach and delivery can contribute to long acting and reversible contraceptive use and the need for strategies to address barriers to family planning and services and to empower youth to make voluntary and informed decisions on contraceptive methods. 

Poster Session 1:

Improving Malagasy Youth’s Knowledge on Reproductive Health and Family Planning through Technology and Community Engagement Activities
  • Tuesday, November 15
  • 10:00 – 12:00 (Asia/Bangkok) (Monday-Tuesday, November 14 – 15, 10 pm – 12 am EST)
  • PEACH Pre-function Area

Join our partner, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), in discussing how the MSH-led, USAID Accessible Continuum of Care and Essential Services Sustained Program utilized a digital youth communication campaign, Tanora Filamatra Aho, and community engagement activities to increase knowledge and use of contraceptive methods as a strategy to prevent early and unwanted pregnancies among Malagasy youth in urban and rural areas.