The fifth International Conference on Family Planning was held in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November 2018. Its theme was “Investing for a lifetime of returns”. During this meeting, members of ICRH Kenya staff had one oral presentation and two poster presentations. Three other poster presentations that used ICRHK generated data from projects were also presented.
Prof Peter Gichangi, Principal Investigator Kenya for PMA2020 presented “In search of concordance: A comparison of matched health facility data from the Kenya health information system and PMA Agile for 3 Counties. Mary Thiongo, PMA Kenya technical advisor presented a poster on “Missed opportunities for family planning among postpartum women in 11 counties, Kenya” PMA Kenya data analyst, Michael Waithaka, presented a poster on Bridging the gap: unintended pregnancies, fertility behaviors and unmet need for family planning among adolescents and young women in 11 counties in Kenya.
Other 3 posters presented included: Poster presentation presented by Michael Muthamia, Jhpiego “Why are clients unable to get their implants removed when they desire? Findings from demand- and supply-side research in Kenya.” Data collected through PMA2020 survey. Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer, George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Prevention and Community Health, Washington, DC presented “They destroy the Reproductive System:” Exploring the Belief that Modern Contraceptive use causes Infertility in Kilifi, Kenya. Andreea A. Creanga, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA, presented “Are family planning, essential drugs and equipment stock-outs less prevalent in facilities offering integrated family planning and maternal health services?” data collected in Migori, Uasin Gishu and Kericho through PMA Agile project, Kenya .