Two hundred participants from 33 countries gathered in Delhi this October for the Coalitionâ€™s 14th General Membership Meeting. Co-hosted by the Indian Ministry for Health and Family Welfare the meeting was opened by its Joint Secretary, Ms. Anuradha Gupta.
India presented an ideal setting, being home to the success of global family planning initiatives as well as successful relationships between the government, manufacturers and civil society. The conference paid special attention to the particular power of multi-sectoral approaches to address unmet need for family planning supplies. Conference firsts included meetings between Coalition implementing mechanisms (IMs) as well as an introduction to the Coalitionâ€™s latest IM, the Generic Manufacturers for Reproductive Health Caucus (GEMS). Presentations, minutes, media clips, and photographs are on our Delhi meeting page here.