A successful implementation of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) including Family Planning (FP) programs requires enhanced, pragmatic leadership and stewardship from policymakers including Members of Parliament (MPs), Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders. A review of African countries’ progress in achieving the MDGs revealed that the health-related MDGs remain unfinished business in the post-2015 development agenda.
The involvement of legislators is a strategic intervention that contributes to effective and sustained programs. It is within this context that Partners in Population and Development – Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO) in partnership with Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH) and other like-minded partners have organized a two days high level policy advocacy meeting with African parliamentarians and stakeholders engaged in FP, RH and Maternal and Child Health programs which will take place on June 28 – July 1, 2016, in Kampala. The theme of this meeting is; “From Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Challenges and Opportunities for Parliaments to enhance Reproductive Health/ Family Planning”.