On June 30, 2014, more than 160 guests from Myanmar and around the world gathered at the Mingalar Thiri Hotel in the capital city of Naypyitaw to discuss best practices in family planning.
Hosted by Myanmar’s Ministry of Health, with support from international and local partners, the three-day Family Planning Best Practices Conference was a groundbreaking event that provided
township representatives an opportunity to share experiences and develop localized action plans around family planning and related reproductive health services. The conference was made possible thanks to anchor funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The conference followed Myanmar’s November 2013 commitment to FP2020, with a goal of increasing Myanmar’s contraceptive prevalence rate to above 60 percent.1 The first day of the conference welcomed comments from Myanmar’s Minister of Health, Dr. Pe Thet Khin, and a presentation by Dr. Theingi Myint of Myanmar’s Department of Health. Dr. Theingi Myint’s presentation focused on the new five-year national reproductive health strategy, which launched subsequently on July 10, 2014.