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Madagascar - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

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2015:The government of Madagascar pledges to revise all executive and legislative documents to support an enabling environment for family planning and to effectively enforce all family planning and marriage-related laws. The government also commits to strengthening partnership and public and private multisectoral engagement in cooperation with all ministries.

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Nepal - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment summary here

2015: Nepal pledges to reposition family planning to foster sustainable social and economic development and to execute the Costed Implementation Plan on FP (2015-2020) within the Nepal Health Sector Program III (2015-2020). Nepal commits to identify barriers to accessing family planning services faced by individuals and couples, including adolescents and youth, those living in rural areas, migrants and other vulnerable or marginalized groups. The government also pledges to formulate policies and strategies to address these barriers. Furthermore, Nepal commits to improving the regulatory framework to promote public-private partnerships.

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Malawi - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017: Malawi commits to ensure universal access to, and coverage of, sexual reproductive health and rights information and services with specific focus to all adolescent and young people through promoting wider method mix choice and LARCS with the goal of “no parenthood before adulthood,” and in the spirit of the SGDs “leaving no-one behind.” Specifically, the Ministry of Health will:

  • Implement the newly constituted WHO guidelines on youth contraceptives and align national policies/guidelines to allow increased access to Family planning commodities by 2030.
  • Execute fully the YFHS strategy as a guiding document to ensure multi-sectoral participation and accountability of stakeholders for improved access to SRH including contraceptives amongst sexually active young people 10-24 years.

Malawi is further committed to reducing teenage age pregnancies by 5% per annum until 2030 in line with HSSP II set targets (2017 -2021). This will be done through ending child and early forced marriages and ensuring that girls complete their secondary education to safeguard young people in anticipating better youth participation necessary for harnessing the Demographic Dividend. To address the relatively high rate of child marriages and expectations of the first child is high, the Ministry of Health commits to:

  • To work closely with line Ministries – e.g. Gender, Youth, Education; MPs, religious leaders, civil society, private sector, and the media to reinforce implementation of the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act and the value of the girl child, the importance of keeping girls in school through public dialogue with traditional leaders, parents and other stakeholders to address the root causes of child, early and forced marriage in the hopes of ENDING child and early forced marriages by 2030.

 

To address inadequate integration of information on FP modern methods in CSE and public media, the government commits to:

  • Integrate information on modern contraceptive in CSE and lobby for CSE in both public and private primary, secondary school and all tertiary institutions including knowledge and attitude improvements, use of mass media; social media to reach-out more young people in workplaces and communities.
  • Harmonize the in-and out of school CSE curricula for standardised implementation by all stakeholders and certainty of standardized messaging going out to youth in all sectors.

 

To support meaningful participation of young people in coordination and implementation of SRH/FP/YFHS, the government commits to:

  • Strengthen capacity of SRH leaders from youth clubs, and youth- led organisations to participate in planning implementation and coordination of YFHS services from 100 to 200 youth leaders.
  • Advocate with young people, guardians, teachers, and communities to develop positive attitude towards YFHS.

2012: Malawi will attempt to raise the legal age for marriage to 18 by 2014 and strengthen policy leadership by elevating the Reproductive Health Unit to a full Directorate. Malawi also committed to approving the National Population Policy by Dec. 31, 2012.

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Lao PDR - Policy & Political

DateJuly 12, 2016

The Ministry of Health will undertake the revision of the Reproductive Health Policy to promote an enabling environment for family planning and to design services to support reproductive rights and to improve the sexual and reproductive health of men, women, and adolescents. The Lao 8th Five Year Plan also focuses on reproductive health and the government envisions the full delivery of family planning services in the private sector, including IUD and implant services in private clinics, through the adoption of supportive policies under the revision of Health Care Law. In addition, the government commits to developing an national information, education, and communication (IEC) and behavior change communication (BCC) strategy on family planning—based on the national communication IEC/BCC for health strategy.

Margaret Pyke Trust, with the PSN - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2016

Education and training: The Trust commits it will provide training to more than 3,250 UK-based doctors and nurses between the beginning of 2016 and the end of 2019 and will expand its training activities to benefit at least 300 doctors and nurses in FP2020 focus countries, with training tailored to meet local capacity needs. The Trust’s training will aim to ensure that clinical service professionals provide high quality, comprehensive, rights-based voluntary family planning services based on the most up-to-date medical best practice. Course topics will include changing methods, updates on both hormonal and non-hormonal methods (including long-acting and reversible contraceptives), safe abortion, emergency contraception, HIV/STIs, female genital mutilation, and other aspects of female reproductive health.

Integrated programs: The Trust commits to design and implement at least three sexual and reproductive health and rights integrated programmes in FP2020 focus countries between the autumn 2016 and 2019. This pledge is dependent on the Trust securing the necessary financial support to implement the relevant programmes.

Issue and policy advocacy: The Trust pledges to undertake advocacy activities for health and gender organizations, policy makers, and funding partners and also for other sectors including environmental and climate change audiences, to help build a broader coalition of organizations working to ensure universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning services.

DateJuly 11, 2016

The Trust commits to advocate for the importance of universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning services and rights to those services, as a critical requirement to enable sustainable development. In the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Trust will advocate for the imperative of including sexual and reproductive health and rights to achieve not only the health and gender equality Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also those focused on ending poverty and hunger, promoting education, ensuring access to clean water, and combatting climate change. The Trust commits its leadership and experience to undertake advocacy activities not only for health and gender organizations, policy makers and funding partners, but also for other sectors, to help build a broader coalition of organizations working to ensure universal access to comprehensive and voluntary family planning services as essential rights in and of themselves and also critical to achieving the SDGs in their totality.

DateJuly 11, 2016

The Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network—a UK-registered charity—works in the UK and internationally to promote sexual and reproductive health knowledge, rights, and services, benefitting all people, women and girls in particular, and to support sustainable development. Since its foundation in 1969, the Trust has been at the forefront of developments in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through excellence in academic research on sexual and reproductive health and contraception and training for qualified medical professionals.

The Trust’s international program, the Population & Sustainability Network (PSN), is a network of 17 diverse organizations, from governmental bodies, like the UK Department for International Development to international NGOs, like the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Friends of the Earth, which all share the Trust’s vision. PSN focuses on advocacy, promoting SRHR as part of sustainable development, calling for an increase in funding of SRHR projects and ensuring that SRHR are prioritized in international development policies. In addition to advocacy, the Trust also works directly with its PSN members, on the ground in the developing world, using its nearly 50 years of SRHR experience at the programmatic level to integrate SRHR in broader development programs.

DateSeptember 16, 2015

Management Sciences for Health commits to collaborating with FP2020 to develop and monitor costed implementation plans at all levels of government.

Somalia - Financial

DateSeptember 15, 2015

The government of Somalia commits to engaging policy and decision makers from the parliament and other ministries, such as the ministry of finance, to advocate for more resources for family planning interventions.

Somalia - Policy & Political

DateSeptember 15, 2015

The government of Somalia commits to addressing barriers to accessing reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health services—with a particular focus on the most vulnerable populations—by implementing the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa and the Acceleration Plan on Mother and Child Health. Somalia also pledges to develop a regulatory framework to enhance collaboration between the public and private sectors.

ActionAid - Program & Service Delivery

DateAugust 21, 2014

ActionAid—an international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice—will promote a discourse that reflects the importance of women’s sexual health, sexuality and control over their bodies and the importance of eradicating violence against women and women’s social, economic and political exclusion. With the goal of fulfilling its commitments by 2017, ActionAid pledges to organize women and girls in rural areas to challenge and reject the gender-based violence that denies them control over their bodies; secure improvements in the quality, equity and gender responsiveness of public services, including reproductive health services; support women to build and advocate gender-responsive economic alternatives at all levels; convince governments and influential agencies that violence against women is a pivotal barrier to gender equality; and convince governments to enact policies, programs and legislative frameworks to guarantee women full enjoyment of their rights, including the right to sexual and reproductive health. 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

The foundation will also support research and development to create new contraceptives that can better serve the needs and circumstances of more women in the poorest countries around the world. 

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Advance Family Planning - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

With its many partners, Advance Family Planning will persuade policy-makers to honor their London Summit on Family Planning commitments and, in general, seek increased political commitment and funding from public and private sources for family planning at the global, regional, country and local levels. AFP’s focus countries are: Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.

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UNFPA - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2012

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) works to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  

UNFPA will double the proportion of its resources focused on family planning from 25 percent to 40 percent based on current funding levels, bringing new funding of at least US $174 million per year from core and non-core funds. This will include a minimum of US $54 million per year, from 2013-2019, in increased funding for family planning from UNFPA’s core resources.

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