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Dr. Baker Ndugga Maggwa named to Family Planning 2020 Working Group

June 20, 2013

Baker Ndugga Maggwa, MD, MSc, Senior Technical Advisor at FHI 360, has been named to the Country Engagement Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) Working Group. This group will facilitate access to funding, technical assistance and country-to-country support for transformational, country-owned family planning programs.

FP2020 builds on the partnerships forged at the London Summit on Family Planning, which was launched in 2012 to provide millions more girls and women with access to family planning information, services and supplies. FP2020 will sustain the momentum from London and ensure all partners are working together to achieve and support the goals and commitments announced at the Summit.

The FP2020 Country Engagement Working Group was created to provide additional support to countries as they develop, implement and monitor progress against their family planning strategies. The group will build on existing country plans wherever possible and work within the context of wider reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, and health-sector plans in target countries.

Co-led by Dr. Kechi Ogbuagu from the United Nations Population Fund and Ellen Starbird from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Country Engagement Working Group is managed on the FP2020 Task Team by Ariana Childs Graham.

Country Engagement Working Group members include:

  • Dr. Abosede Adeniran, Federal Health Ministry, Nigeria
  • Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Bayer
  • Dr. Arthuman Baker Ndugga Maggwa, FHI 360
  • Dr. Rita Columbia, United Nations Population Fund
  • Dr. Bocar Daff, Ministry of Health, Senegal
  • Siti Fathonah, National Population and Family Planning Coordinating Board, Indonesia
  • Dr. Abu Jamil Faisel, EngenderHealth
  • Dr. Jill Keesbury, Alliance for Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health
  • Monica Kerrigan, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dr. Abdissa Kurkie, Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Manshande, MSD/Merck
  • Dr. Jotham Musinguzi, Partners in Population and Development
  • Grethe Petersen, Marie Stopes International
  • Sara Rusling, UK Department for International Development
  • Halima Shariff, Advance Family Planning
  • Fatimata Sy, IntraHealth International

For more information or to join the Country Engagement Consultative Network, please email CE@familyplanning2020.org.

About FHI 360: FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

About Family Planning 2020 (FP2020): Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership that supports the right of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have. FP2020 works with governments, civil society, multi-lateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. FP2020 is an outcome of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning where more than 20 governments made commitments to address the policy, financing, delivery and sociocultural barriers to women accessing contraceptive information, services and supplies. Donors also pledged an additional US$2.6 billion in funding.

Led by an 18-member Reference Group, guided technically by Working Groups, operated daily by a Task Team and hosted by the United Nations Foundation, FP2020 is based on the principle that all women, no matter where they live  should have access to lifesaving contraceptives. FP2020 is in support of the UN Secretary-General’s global effort for women and children’s health, Every Woman Every Child. For more information visit, www.familyplanning2020.org.