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The National Conference on Family Planning with the theme “Reaching the Unreached” successfully concluded on 19 March 2019 in Kathmandu issuing a six-point declaration. The two-day event was organized by the Family Welfare Division under the Ministry of Health and Population with the support from DFID, UNFPA and ADRA along with 20 other organizations working to promote family planning in Nepal. With 350 participants from all over the country, the conference saw 30 presentations, 28 poster presentations and four plenary sessions.

The conference provided an opportunity for national stakeholders to disseminate knowledge, celebrate successes, and identify next steps towards reaching the goal of expanding family planning services and information. Some of the topics discussed at the event include meeting the unmet need for family planning, expanding access to quality services, creating enabling environment, building capacity and promoting research and innovations, reaching the unreached population such as adolescents and marginalized groups, increasing the demand, improving the stagnant contraceptive prevalence rate etc.This conference provided policy makers, donors, program implementers, health professionals, researchers, academicians, students, activists, volunteers and others with a platform to renew their commitment to support women's rights to decide, freely and for themselves,whether, when and how many children to have.