Mali FP2020 Commitment
Program & Service Delivery
The Government of Mali commits to ensuring the availability and accessibility of contraceptives throughout the country. In addition, it pledges to continue and to strengthen national campaigns that have been promoting family planning since 2005 under the aegis of the Prime Minister. Mali commits to ensuring the regular monitoring of the implementation, at the ministerial level, of the National Family Planning Action Plan and to strengthening communication methods designed to change behavior around family planning, with increased focus on addressing the needs of youth and teens and women and men living in urban, suburban and rural areas.
The Government of Mali commits to substantially and regularly increasing—by 5% per year—the share of the state budget allotted for the purchase of contraceptives. Mali also pledges to improve the mobilization of state resources and partners assigned to reproductive health and family planning activities, in particular, and health, in general, in accordance with the Abuja target (10%). The government also commits to diversifying the sources of financing for reproductive health and family planning activities by especially mobilizing the private sector.
Policy & Political
The government commits to disseminating the reproductive health law developed in 2002 and to engage in advocacy at the highest levels of the State, including with the Head of State, First Lady, Prime Minister, organization presidents, ministries and religious and traditional community leaders, in support of reproductive health and family planning as a development priority. Mali also pledges to strengthen the partnership with stakeholders, such as the private sector, public corporations and professional organizations, in the implementation of the National Family Planning Action Plan as well as improve transparency and accountability relating to business mechanisms.
Increase the rate of contraceptive use in Mali, moving from 9.9% in 2012 to at least 15% by 2018, through the reduction of unmet need for family planning and by targeting teens and young adults (ages 15 to 24).