Population Matters
23rd March 2019 - 14:30 to 16:30

Lecture theatre 2, The Cruciform Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT.

Family Planning Around the World: London Group meeting

Over 200 million women of child-bearing age do not have access to modern contraception. The next meeting of the Population Matters London Group is on Saturday 23rd March 2019. We will be hearing from three speakers who have recently visited projects in areas where access to family planning is very variable. The meeting is from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in Lecture theatre 2, The Cruciform Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT.

The meeting is free and everyone is welcome. Please let Martin know if you would like to attend by emailing londongroup@populationmatters.org.

Speakers:

Dr Yesmin Ahmed:  Six weeks in a rural village in KwaZulu- Natal 

Yesmin will be talking about her recent medical student elective in the rural village of Ingwavuma in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and about time she spent in the Mosvold hospital and allied community clinics, as well as the opportunity she had to work with a local school in the reproductive health education of students. 

Dr Lauren Day:  Family Planning in Papua New Guinea - When Magic Meets Medicine.

What happens when western influences clash with ancient traditions? Lauren will be exploring the challenges faced by families living in the rural areas served by Kavieng Provincial Hospital, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, with a particular focus on the problems with providing sexual and reproductive healthcare - a glimpse into how modern medicine fares in one of the top ten least explored countries in the world.

Robin Witt, founder of Community Health and Sustainable Environment (CHASE) Africa.

Robin will be talking about the population conundrum in Kenya and the local projects that his agency supports in Kenya and Uganda.