Coalition participates in francophone virtual conference
13th December 2007
Coalition Director, John Skibiak, was one of 10 presenters at the 2nd Virtual Conference on Repositioning Family Planning. Sponsored by USAID, KfW, DSW, and MSH, the web-based forum drew some 300 participants from more than 30 countries--20 in Africa alone.
In his presentation, John described the Coalition's role in ensuring RH supply security, the key challenges underlying its three strategic goals, and its relevance to Francophone Africa. The presentation drew responses from 15 participants, whose questions touched on such areas as the sustainability of international supply efforts, the role of price subsidies, the need for advocacy at country level, managing the demands of vertical health partnerships, and encouraging local ownership of the supply chain. The presentation, questions, and responses will remain available for viewing online until the end of December.