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Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

WHO commits to expanding choice and method mix through contraceptive research and development and assessment of the safety and efficacy of new and existing methods. In addition, it commits to scaling up the availability of high-quality contraceptive commodities through product prequalification and Expert Review Panel (ERP) fast-track mechanisms. WHO will work to synthesize and disseminate evidence on effective family planning delivery models and actions to inform policies, address barriers and strengthen programs. In the context of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, WHO will work with countries with the highest levels of unmet needs to examine inequalities and vulnerabilities and reasons for the unmet need. 

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Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.  

To make access to family planning universal, World Health Organization in collaboration with donors and partners commits to working with countries to integrate the WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Family Planning wheel and related tools and guidelines into health systems to expand access to and quality of family planning services.

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