International Conference on Family Planning 2009

Family Planning: Research and Best Practices

Images from the Opening Plenary

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Opening Plenary

More than 1,300 people from 59 countries journeyed to Uganda for the International Conference on Family Planning. Attendees packed the opening plenary on Sunday, November 15, 2009.

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First Lady of Uganda Janet Museveni arrives at the opening plenary to give a keynote address.

Dr. Amy Tsui

Amy Tsui, director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, welcomes conference attendees during her opening address.

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Aishatu Bello (left) and Theresa Castillo, of Engender Health, enjoy the conference opening.

Dr. Werner Haug

In his opening remarks, Dr. Werner Haug, of the UNFPA, said that universal access to family planning could reduce maternal mortality by 40 percent.

Ephraim Kamuntu

Ephraim Kamuntu, Uganda Minister of State Planning, listens intently during the opening plenary.


Dr. Scott Radloff (center), representing USAID, confers with colleagues Jeff Speiler (left) and Abdullahi Mohammed Maiwada. Earlier, he told conference attendees, “We have a champion in President Obama.”


Conference participants gathered under the stars for the opening dinner.

Crane Performers

Conference participants enjoyed performances by the Crane Dance Troupe.

Written by C. Grillo | JHSPH

November 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Posted in Images, Opening Plenary

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