India wins Excellence in Family Planning Leadership (EXCELL) Award-2022

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India wins Excellence in Family Planning Leadership

India is the only country to have received the Leadership in Family Planning (EXCELL) Awards-2022 in the 'country category' at the International Conference on Family Planning held in Pattaya city, Thailand.

Important facts

  • India has made significant progress in adopting modern contraceptive methods, which have helped couples make choices about family planning.

  • These are reflected in the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) - 5 data.

  • As per NFHS-5 data, the total contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) in the country has increased from 54 per cent to 67 per cent as compared to NFHS-4.

  • Similarly, unmet needs for family planning showed a significant decline from 13 percent to 9 percent.

International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP)

  • It serves as a strategy for family planning and reproductive health worldwide.

  • It is the world’s largest scientific conference on family planning and reproductive health. 

  • The last conference was held in 2018 at Kigali, Rwanda.

  • After 2009, this conference organised every two years.

  • The first conference was held in Kampala, Uganda, in 2009.

  • It provides an opportunity to engage with civil society, youth organisations, academia, governments, businesses, cities, parliaments, trade unions to disseminate knowledge, celebrate successes and recognize progress made towards universal access to family planning systems, services and products.

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