Jackie Edmond currently works as Chief Executive of the Family Planning Association.
Population Action International Workshop
On November 16, 2006, the Asia Pacific Alliance, in conjunction with Population Action International hosted a regional workshop in Bangkok, Thailand "to discuss the status and future initiatives regarding reproductive health (RH) supplies in the region." Attending from New Zealand were Jackie Edmond, Joanna Spratt, Karyn Ammundsen and Maria McMillan. The New Zealand participants shared that,
- "While there is a good range of RH supplies available in their country, any new type of contraceptive is very difficult to get approved and therefore, make available, because of the strict regulations on drugs there."
Meeting With Chinese Minister of Population
On 29 May 2007, Labour Party MP Steve Chadwick and Jackie Edmond, Chief Executive of the Family Planning Association met with Mr. Zhang Weiqing, Minister of the Chinese Population and Family Planning Commission in Wellington, NZ. The Commission is responsible for overseeing China's one-child policy. Population control in China involves forced sterilisation and abortions. Mr. Weiqing was reported saying that he admires New Zealand’s family planning services and would like to see them emulated in his homeland.
- Asia Pacific Alliance Reproductive Health Supplies Workshop, November 16, 2006 - workshop writeup by Myra Betron
- AFPPD website: 2007 Newsletters: Steve Chadwick Meets Chinese Minister of Population and Family Planning, May-June 2007 (accessed on 10 July, 2010)