DateSeptember 28, 2014
Jhpiego also commits to advocating for task-shifting to improve access to long-acting family planning methods in underserved settings and training matrons or auxiliary midwives to provide implants in these settings.
Jhpiego shared the following update on progress in achieving its FP2020 commitments:
Jhpiego has contributed to advocacy for task-shifting to improve access to long-acting family planning methods by contributing to the global evidence in support of lower level health cadres to provide contraceptive implants.
Jhpiego has continued to support with training matrons or auxiliary midwives to provide implants in these settings.
DateSeptember 28, 2014
July 11, 2017 - Update: At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, Jhpiego committed US $200,000 to support family planning innovations in Burkina Faso. That investment has resulted in more than $7 million to expand method choice, and specifically, increasing access to quality postpartum family planning (PPFP). What began as a pilot to introduce services in 5 public facilities was expanded to 25—with plans to scale up to remaining regions. With additional funding from UNFPA and an anonymous donor, the program developed the capacity of local partners to accelerate PPFP adoption, thereby aiding the Government of Burkina Faso’s progress toward their FP2020 goal. Today, women in Burkina Faso are better able to plan their families.
Over the next three years, Jhpiego will provide US $500,000 to implement and advocate for programs and policies that increase access to family planning for adolescents and first-time parents, expand uptake of PPFP, and prepare frontline health workers to deliver quality family planning services. In Uganda and Ghana, we will introduce interventions to empower first-time parents to ensure healthy timing and spacing of future births and provide lifesaving information on breastfeeding and newborn care. Furthermore, Jhpiego commits to supporting West African governments in achieving their FP2020 commitments.
JHPIEGO commits to providing new, incremental funds in the amount of US $200,000 to support innovations in the provision of implant/injectable services at the community-level, using front-line health workers.
Jhpiego’s initial commitment of $200,000 at the London Summit on Family Planning in July 2012 has turned into more than $7 million to increase the availability and utilization of postpartum family planning (PPFP) and postpartum intrauterine devices (PPIUDs) in Burkina Faso. In collaboration with Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health, and after a review of the government’s revised strategy on FP, Jhpiego identified PPIUD services as a key entry point for increasing contraceptive use, along with integrating maternal health care and FP services. Read more about this financial update here.