(February 2012) Fred Sai, former Ghanaian Presidential Advisor on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, has worked tirelessly for decades toward family planning and nutrition. He has held positions at FAO, United Nations University, IPPE, and The World Bank. He chaired the Main Committees at the International Conference on Population in Mexico in 1984 and the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994.

In this interview, Sai shares his thoughts on progress made toward family planning over his career, how he convinced skeptical policymakers to support population issues, and how governments’ views of family planning have changed over time.