Melinda Gates and the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron speak with Kokou Senamé, an International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Youth Delegate from Togo, earlier today at the London Summit on Family Planning. Kokou spoke about the need to educate people from a young age on family planning. He said that many people think that family planning is only about people who have already have children and don't want more, not about young people who have their whole lives ahead of them. Kokou said that it's time to bring the issue to young people and spoke of his participation at the summit as an opportunity to use his personal example on how we can do this.
Kokou Senamé (Togo) has been an IPPF MA Togo volunteer since 2004. He currently supports the region in Nairobi and is studying for a Masters in Business Administration. Kokou would like to see more commitment to young people’s access to reproductive health services, not only from a public health perspectives, but as a matter of human rights pertaining to the young people.