ARC - Advocating Reproductive Choices

At the recently concluded FP2020 Summit in London in July 2017, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) reaffirmed its commitment to enable access to and improve the choice and quality of family planning services.

World Population Day, which draws attention to the urgency and importance of population issues, was observed in Jaipur, on 11th July, 2017. The ARC Rajasthan State Chapter was an active participant in the commemoration organised by the Department of Health and Family Welfare (DoHFW), Rajasthan.

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The ARC Coalition held a meeting on 30 June, 2017 to discuss the FP2020 Country Action Plan and identify specific areas where it could support the government in its implementation. Additionally, it sought to share the feedback of the ARC Assessment Study.

The ARC General Body Meeting (GBM) was hosted by the Population Foundation of India (PFI), the national secretariat of ARC, in close association with its 8 Core Committee members – Abt Associates, Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), Population Health Services India (PHSI), Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India.