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Family Planning for the World's Poor: Who Will Pay?
Date:9/21/2009

Donors Discuss the Future of Global Reproductive Health

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reproductive rights will be "key to the foreign policy of this administration," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said. Research shows that smaller families can boost the economy of developing countries. And policymakers are increasingly recognizing the connections between population and other global issues such as education and the environment.

But despite these endorsements, the future of funding for family planning and reproductive health remains uncertain. Who will give more, and who will join or leave the fold? Will donors and foundations try new technologies and target new groups, or rely upon time-tested tactics and types of contraceptives? Join us at the Wilson Center on Tuesday, September 22, as representatives from the Gates Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the Netherlands, and the United States discuss these and other future funding issues.

RSVP/Live Webcast: http://tinyurl.com/FProundtable

What: Foundation Roundtable: Future Family Planning Strategies

(Webcast Live)

Who: Musimbi Kanyoro, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Jose G. Rimon II, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Scott Radloff, U.S. Agency for International Development

Bert Koenders, Minister for Development Cooperation, The Netherlands (video)

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Reception to follow

Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Media planning to cover the event should contact Sharon McCarter at (202) 691-4016 or sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the living, national memorial to President Wilson. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. http://www.wilsoncenter.org

Since 1994, the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program has explored the connections among environmental challenges and their links to conflict and security. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ecsp


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