n African Journal of Reproductive Health - The global roadmap to universal access to family planning : from Cairo to Kampala - : commentary

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1118-4841
  • E-ISSN: 2141-3606


In 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo, Egypt. It brought forward faith leaders, clinicians, researchers, program managers, and government officials to unite around a common vision: universal access to reproductive health and education. The ICPD focused on girls and women, their economic empowerment, their reproductive rights, and the role of family planning in reducing maternal and child mortality. On January 8, 2010, more than 15 years after this landmark event, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reaffirmed the United States' dedication to the "Cairo commitments," while recognizing that we have not yet reached them.

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