Accelerating Access to Postpartum Family Planning Meeting Report

From June 8 to 11, 2015, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a global, action-oriented meeting, titled “Accelerating Access to Postpartum Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia” (the “PPFP Global Meeting”), was held with family planning (FP) and maternal and newborn health (MNH) delegations from select countries and key international stakeholders coming together to accelerate access to postpartum family planning (PPFP). Designed to bring together the reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health communities to scale up PPFP, this multilateral effort also aimed to fast-track country progress toward Family Planning 2020’s (FP2020’s) goal of providing an additional 120 million women and girls access to lifesaving contraceptive information, services, and supplies by 2020—without coercion or discrimination—by reaching postpartum women, whose FP needs are frequently overlooked.