Monday, July 26, 2010

save the date for Ipas Africa regional conference in Ghana November 8-11 RESPONSE REQUESTED!

Dear colleague,
(en français ci-dessous)
Ipas, in collaboration with the African Network on Medical Abortion, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (better known as FEMNET), the Ghana Ministry of Health, the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Regional Office, Marie Stopes International and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is pleased to invite you to a conference, Keeping Our Promise: Addressing Unsafe Abortion in Africa, to be held in Accra, Ghana from November 8-11, 2010 at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
The conference will focus on unsafe abortion as a critical issue for reproductive health and rights in Africa and for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 5 to reduce maternal mortality. The conference agenda will include:#
  • Regional and national progress in addressing unsafe abortion as provided in global and regional governmental commitments, including through prevention of unwanted pregnancy, expanded access to safe abortion services, and policy reform.
  • Lessons from research and experience that can improve service access and quality for safe abortion, postabortion care, and related reproductive health care.
  • Discussion of an agenda for action for the African region and ways to improve collaboration among governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders .
Please RSVP by replying to this email within two weeks and let us know if you will be able to attend. Financial sponsorship opportunities will be available to support airfare, hotel and travel expenses. If you are unable to attend and wish to nominate someone in your place, please respond with the name and contact details of that person and include a brief statement of why you feel they would be appropriate for this event. A formal invitation letter will be sent shortly once we have received all RSVPs.
More information is available on the conference website. Please and check back regularly for updates.
We look forward to seeing you in November for an exciting and productive event!
Ambassador Dr. Eunice Brookman-Amissah, MB.ChB, FWACP. FRCOG
Ipas Vice President for Africa

Dr. Koma S. Jehu-Appiah, MD, MPH
Ipas Country Director, Ghana

1 comment:

  1. I understand that this conference is by invitation only so the organizers prefer that it not be advertised or they will have to be turning lots of people down. Would you be willing to remove this post from your blog?


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