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DateAugust 10, 2017

By 2020, IYAFP commits to reaching 6000 youth by supporting 15-30 year olds in their youth-led, youth-driven advocacy from the ground up. We commit to equip youth with the skills to lead grassroots projects, create country-specific action plans, present at various meetings and conferences, and to make “youth voices heard” at all levels. Youth participation in panels and presentations will inject a crucial perspective in these important meetings. We also commit to targeted and effective advocacy by tracking national health policies and by training our youth on SMART advocacy to ensure that projects and in-country events are effective at improving knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of youth on the ground. Our network will be strengthened through the protected space that IYAFP will create for Country Coordinators to share success stories, discuss challenges and barriers, and to learn from one another in this field.

The International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) commits to accomplishing the following by July 2020:

Supporting youth (15-30 year olds) representation from over 50 countries at high-level convening’s, international processes, meetings and conferences and using such opportunities to promote the goals of FP2020, the SDGs, IYAFP and in support of EWEC to advance the Global Strategy. By providing the opportunities/platform and finances for youth to influence program and policy development and implementation thereby ensuring effective inclusion and engagement of youth as partners and not just beneficiaries.

Outcome: Strengthened youth representation at various meetings and conferences reaching a cumulative 500 youth with positive SRHR messaging via panels, presentations, blogging, and networking.

Indicators:

  • Number of youth in a speaking role at international and national conferences and meetings
  • Number of youth that attended high level conferences
  • Number of networks created and followed up on by youth at said conferences
  • Number of panels and presentations led by youth at said conferences
  • Number of blogs and articles written by or about youth at said conferences
  • Number of readers of said blogs and articles about youth at said conferences

Building the capacity of more than 3,000 young people in 50 different countries to become global advocates for SRHR and family planning. We commit to offering ongoing support to enable youth to gain the skills, knowledge and resources they need to understand and advocate for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights through a variety of online webinars, country- level workshops/seminars and national and international conferences. Online webinars held every 2 months on various topics identified by country coordinators as most relevant including: monitoring and evaluation, photography, documentation and reporting. Country-led workshops/seminars include our collaboration with AFP for workshops on AFP SMART advocacy in approximately 11 countries. International conferences include the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH), International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), and our very own IYAFP-led national conferences in Madagascar and Bangladesh.

Outcome: Improved knowledge, skills, and resources for enhanced and effective SRHR advocacy among 3000 youth via in-person and online workshops, webinars, and national and international conferences (indicators:

Indicators

  • Number of youth who attend various webinars, virtual cafes, and in-person workshops
  • Results from pre/post-test of youth knowledge surrounding specific workshops
  • Number of youth involved in the organization of national youth family planning conferences in Bangladesh and Madagascar
  • Number of youth who attend national youth conferences in Bangladesh and Madagascar

Providing more than 50 Country Coordinators with a space, both physical and remote to enhance dialogue and discussions on best case practices and identifying innovative approaches to increase youth contraceptive prevalence rates, to share success stories of advocacy events, to share resources, and to identify innovative approaches to increase contraceptive prevalence rates among youth.

Outcome 50 Country Coordinators supported financially and technically to speak, share stories, and hold discussions in a safe space (both online and offline) to enhance the IYAFP network and movement.

Indicators

  • Number of Country Coordinators per cohort
  • Number of active Country Coordinators sharing stories, opportunities, and leading discussions
  • Qualitative data on relationships and benefits of the Country Coordinator network and cohort via Country Coordinator survey

Enabling 15 young leaders in Africa, Asia, and South America to each run youth-led, youth driven advocacy projects that raise awareness and knowledge on SRHR in their community.

Outcome: 15 youth-led in-country events and projects supported by IYAFP that reach a cumulative 2000 youth to improve their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB) surrounding SRHR information and services.

Indicators

  • Number of youth reached by the events and projects organized
  • Pre/post test results from a select number of projects that relate to KAB change
  • Number of partnerships created via youth-led projects and events

DateAugust 10, 2017

The Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF) commits to accomplishing the following by 2020:

By 2020 UYAHF, commits to enhance knowledge, demand, access and uptake to quality adolescent friendly SRHR and MNCH services for 1000 vulnerable and marginalized adolescent girls and young women ages 15 – 24 years who have given birth and those at high risk of unintended pregnancy in 5 districts of Uganda through, 500 referral and linkages, capacity building trainings and dialogues on SRHR and MNCH and training of 10 health service provider per district in provision of quality adolescent friendly SRHR/MNCH services.

As a result, 1000 adolescent mothers and adolescent girls both at risk and not at risk of unintended pregnancy are able to express sufficient knowledge and information on the key concepts of safe motherhood and postpartum FP, going for at least four antenatal care visits, are delivering from a health facility with a qualified health worker and are able to exclusively breastfeed their infant for at least six months 1000 girls looking to avoid a pregnancy but who are at high risk are using a modern contraceptive of their choice.

DateAugust 10, 2017

TAYARH is concerned that the teenage pregnancy in Tanzania which has risen from 22% in 2010 to the current 27% among the young girls aged 15 to 19yrs and access to adolescent friendly SRH and Family Planning services is still a challenge with 30% of service delivery points offering these services. The commitment TAYARH is making is to ensure youth led organisations in 16 regions in United Republic of Tanzania are trained to advocate for the SRHR issues especially Family Planning in order to reduce teenage pregnancy in their communities.

  • TAYARH commits to enhance advocacy capacity through the AFP SMART training to 40 youth-led organizations working on SRHR and other issues such as HIV, environment, agriculture etc to incorporate their programmes into Rights Based Family Planning Approach and actively engage through the training to become change agents towards expanded access to SRHR information and services, including contraceptives.
  • After training 40 youth led organization, they will be tasked with reaching more than 3000 additional young people in 16 regions. As a result, the 3000 young people working in a variety of sectors (HIV, nutrition, etc.) will understand the need for and their right to access and use contraceptives. They will work collaboratively on initiatives to increase awareness on the negative impact of teen pregnancy and improve the prevalence of youth friendly services in Tanzania.

DateAugust 10, 2017

We commit to influencing the content of the Kenya National Youth Policy and at least three other relevant policies, to reflect the current and emerging issues related to family planning and every new born action plan by advocating for improvement in access to, and quality of healthcare for young women and newborns by 2020. We will achieve this through youth led coordinated advocacy from the grass root level through citizens’ hearings and existing accountability structures in Kenya and also work with the government to disseminate, Adolescents and Youth Friendly Health Services Training Manual that we jointly contributed to, to health service providers.

Organization of Africa Youth, in collaboration with Kenya AYSRHR/HIV Network and Fit for Life Africa will focus on coalition building at the grassroots and empower the youth to understand advocacy tactics to push for accountability from the duty bearers. The outcomes of the advocacy documented as case studies will inform our proposed interventions and policies around RMNCAH and our inputs to the National Youth policy, which is currently under review, and relevant policies/documents at sub national, national, regional and global levels.

DateAugust 10, 2017

Tracking national health policies and demanding a particular youth focus towards the removal of barriers (age restrictions, parental or marital consent, method restrictions based on parity, and financial) and support for enabling factors (comprehensive sex education, integrated youth friendly information and contraceptive and safe abortion services, free or discounted services, etc.)

Outcome: National health policies tracked in at least 10 countries for targeted advocacy via in-country technical working groups with IYAFP representation to change policy that will reduce barriers to SRHR for at least 500 youth

Indicators:

  • 10 documents with national policies outlined and analyzed
  • Number of policies affected by reports and targeted advocacy via technical working groups

IYAFP commits to including a section specifically tracking our FP2020 commitments in our public-facing annual report. We commit to working in a meaningful and accountable manner with other stakeholders and partners and setting up a reporting system with the youth with whom we work.

  • Training 25 young leaders in nine African countries on youth-led accountability to measure policy implementation and hold governments accountable to addressing youth-friendly FP service provision implementation gaps. These youth leaders will be members of IYAFP, as well as leaders of youth-led and youth-serving organizations in their countries.

Outcome: 25 young leaders in 9 African countries trained in youth led accountability to hold governments accountable for their promises and FP2020 commitments to lead more targeted and focused projects and campaigns.

Indicators

  • Number of youth trained on accountability measures
  • Number of projects and campaigns led by these trained youths

 

Rwanda - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Rwanda will ensure the availability of family planning services in each of the 14,841 Rwanda administrative villages (Imidugudu) through delivery by the 45,000 community health workers already in service. There are also plans to expand existing family planning communications programs to raise awareness of family planning choices. Focusing on convenience and reducing the frequency of visits to health providers, the Government of Rwanda will introduce long-lasting contraceptive methods, including permanent ones and high quality integrated family planning services in every hospital and health center.

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Côte d'Ivoire - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Cote d'Ivoire commits to strengthening community-based services, expanding the family planning method mix, and providing access to family planning methods for women living with HIV and youth as part of national strategy to eliminate mother-to-child transmission.

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Sierra Leone - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Sierra Leone will engage private sector providers and strengthen human resources for health in order to scale up family planning services and community outreach to marginalized populations, including young people. Other commitments include piloting voucher schemes to increase access for the poor, and partnering with CSOs for family planning advocacy and monitoring availability and access to voluntary family planning. 

Benin - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

 

2012: The Government of Benin will increase collaboration with the private sector within the family planning framework and will leverage community networks to ensure the availability and accessibility of contraceptive products throughout the country. In addition, Benin commits to ensuring that reproductive health training is provided for adolescents and youth and that communication on family planning is strengthened, especially for women who have expressed an unmet need, adolescents, and youth.

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Benin - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

 

2012:The Government of Benin will revise policies, norms, and protocols to strengthen the delegation of tasks to improve reproductive health and will spread awareness of the law on reproductive health and regulations. Additionally, the government will make modern methods of contraception available to youth and adolescents for free in public health facilities. The government will disseminate the National Population Policy Declaration. 

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Bangladesh - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: 

  • Bangladesh will increase its commitment for postpartum family planning by fully implementing its National Postpartum Family Planning Action Plan by training doctors, midwives, nurses and, in part by placing Family Welfare Visitors in each of the 64 district hospitals.
  • Bangladesh will introduce a regional service package on family planning in Chittagong, Sylhet and Barisal divisions for hard to reach populations.
  • Bangladesh commits to deploy at least two qualified diploma midwives in each of the Upazila Health Complexes to provide midwife-led continuum of quality reproductive health care by 2021. Midwives will be trained to provide widest range of family planning methods included in their agreed scope of practice in country. Midwives will be trained to provide greater attention to first time young mothers.
  • Bangladesh will scale up quality improvement measures in family planning programs by establishing Family Planning Clinical Supervision Teams (FPCST) in each of the 64 districts.
  • Bangladesh commits to providing free and adequate contraceptives to NGOs, private clinics and hospitals and garment factory clinics with trained FP personnel.
  • Bangladesh will use technology and programme delivery innovations in family planning
    • In capacity development by providing tablets to field workers including an e-Toolkit and develop eLearning courses and empower them with ICT knowledge and skills
    • In programme delivery by working with marriage registrars to reach newlywed couples with family planning messages and organizing family planning client fairs in hard-to-reach areas.
    • Family planning messages, counselling and advice will also be provided through the national 24/7 call center of the Director General of Health Services.
  • Bangladesh will include a service provider with reproductive health skills within its rapid response teams and mainstream the minimum initial service package (MISP) for reproductive health in crisis into its emergency response.

2012: The Government of Bangladesh commits to increasing adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health and family planning services, providing adolescent sexual and reproductive health services at one-third of maternal newborn and child health centers. Bangladesh will monitor to ensure quality of care is strengthened, including informed consent and choice and to support women to continue use of family planning methods. The government will work with the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to: address the needs of young people, especially young couples; reduce regional disparities, working with leaders and communities to delay early marriage and child birth; and increase male involvement. It will also increase training and workforce development. Bangladesh commits to adopting innovative service delivery approaches, like behavior change and information and communications technology. The government also commits to improving choice and availability of Long Acting and Permanent Methods (LaPMs), including for men, and post-partum and post-abortion services.

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Tanzania - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012:Additionally, the government will execute a FP2020 Action Plan (2013-2015) to address regional disparities and inequalities through training, capacity-building, community-based services, and interventions targeting young people and post-partum women, with a particular focus on the Lake and Western Zones. Through public-private partnerships and training for service providers and local staff, the government will improve contraceptive commodity security, logistics systems, and method mix. Strategic communications will be used to address barriers to family planning use, through a country-wide campaign carried out at the national and sub-national level.

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Nepal - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2015: The government of Nepal pledges to broaden the range of modern contraceptives available and improve method mix at different levels of the health care system. Nepal commits to engage in a range of communications and media activities to raise awareness of family planning among populations with a high unmet need for modern contraception, focusing particularly on adolescents and young people. Nepal will expand service delivery points to increase access to quality family planning information and services and facilitate family planning by strengthening delivery networks. The government pledges to support mobilizing resources from other, non-health sectors. Nepal commits to strengthening the evidence base for effective program implementation through research and innovation.

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Kenya - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update:  The government of Kenya commits to strengthening partnership with the private sector (including the for-profit sector) through a total market approach (TMA) to optimize the use FP funding, differentiating population segments according to ability to pay and which market players are best placed to effectively reach the different population groups with the most appropriate services and products. The Government wants to explore an all-sector strategy, using the total market approach that splits service delivery between the public and private sectors and a robust plan to improve market conditions and to support the implementation of the selected approaches. A Palladium-led, DFID-funded project Enabling Sustainable Health Equity for Family Planning (ESHE) carried out a diagnostic study of Kenya’s FP market and has recently concluded a study on Kenya’s FP supply chain. Willingness-to-pay studies, total market approach (TMA) cost-benefit analyses, and scenario planning are also being conducted by the end of 2017.  These studies will inform efforts to segment and improve efficiencies in FP service delivery.  Most critically, the analyses will provide evidence on what is needed to implement a Total Market Approach for FP in Kenya. 

The indicators will be:

  • Revised reproductive health policy to enable a TMA by 2018.
  • Increased market share of the commercial sector products because of TMA approach by 2020.

2012: Kenya's Constitution states that "every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including RH care." Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2012 on Population Policy for National Development requires all political parties competing to form a government after a general election to formulate their programs consistent with Kenya Vision 2030. This means that for Kenya's long term socio-economic development path, including family planning has been ring-fenced against future changes in the political landscape. The Sessional Paper contains clearly spelt out strategies for family planning demand, creation, and service delivery including roles and responsibilities of the multi-sector stakeholders.

In addition, Kenya will work to implement the Reproductive Health Policy and the National Gender and Development Policy. The Kenyan Government currently provides free contraceptives to all registered private health facilities. The Health Sector Services Fund will enhance participation of local communities, including the private sector, in managing the funds and prioritizing their health needs including family planning.

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Malawi - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: The Government of Malawi specifically commits to addressing rapid population growth, high fertility rates, and low uptake of LARCs by:

  • Scaling up delivery of integrated adolescent and YFHS in public, private health facilities from 33% to 70%, with adequate services for SRHR with emphasis to increased method mix to adolescents and young people including internally displaced persons during humanitarian crisis.
  • Ensuring focal points in emergency cluster/teams for improved coordination
  • Procuring and strategically pre-positioning RH kits through numbers utilised by the Women of child bearing age.
  • Generating in-country evidence on cause and effect of Depo-Provera for women living with HIV as this may affect future programming and fertility.
  • Design a task shifting service delivery model with all short acting methods (promoting method mix) to reach out to more young people.
  • Mobilize resources to support SRHR outreach services for hard to reach adolescents through advocacy.

Increase the percentage of accredited YFHS facilities that meet at least the 5 minimum standards from 37% to 60% by 2020.

2012: Malawi will develop a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health program for young people starting FY 2013-14. The Malawi government plans to increase coverage of services through the expansion of public/private partnerships, starting FY2013-14. They also plan to increase community participation in family planning services through initiatives like the Traditional Chiefs Committee and to strengthen forecasting and data management for effective supply chain operation.

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Mauritania - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013:Mauritania’s national action plan on family planning was developed in 2013 through a participatory and inclusive process and outlines Mauritania’s priorities for family planning and creates a framework for partnership and resource mobilization. Mauritania commits to implement the plan for the period of 2014-2018.

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DateJuly 11, 2017

Vodafone Foundation is partnering with Population Services International (PSI) in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to support the Adolescents360 programme in Tanzania. Our efforts aim to utilize mobile connectivity as a platform to provide adolescents with access to youth-friendly family planning information and services. Vodafone Foundation is bringing resources and technology to improve outreach to adolescents who face significant barriers to quality information and contraceptive services. The goal is to prevent teenage pregnancy and empower young women to take control of their future. Vodafone Foundation is proud to announce $1M US dollars to support the Adolescents360 partnership in Tanzania. Through its mobile platform, the Vodafone Foundation will help identify where services are needed and reach over 15,000 adolescents to connect with 150 youth-identified friendly providers.

DateJuly 11, 2017

The Chaudhary Foundation commits to help the Government of Nepal to strengthen family planning uptake in Nepal through generating demand for services through support to the use of mass communication tools, building on the work of Government of Nepal/USAID’s HC3 programme. The Chaudhary Foundation commits to support the Government of Nepal and work with health sector development partners to strengthen supply chain management of FP and other health commodities, with a focus on the sub national level. Areas of engagement are yet determined but will focus on the Foundation’s comparative advantage and where gaps lie.  Initial focus will be on one province. The Chaudhary Foundation commits to supporting approaches to expand the use of an adolescent sexual and reproductive health mobile phone app (Khulduli), in particular among youth and in remote areas, developed by the Government of Nepal in collaboration with development partners.

Lao PDR - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 12, 2016

The government of Lao commits to scale up family planning services to health center and village levels to increase the access to reproductive health and information for adolescents, aiming to boost the number of women using family planning services. Key interventions planned include:

  • Extending the training of existing community midwife students by a month to become proficient in family planning counselling and procedures (IUDs, implants, emergency contraceptive);
  • Establishing separate private, family planning-friendly rooms in selected district hospitals;
  • Increasing the coverage of family planning and maternal, neonatal, and child health services at the community level through the scaling up of existing, successful community-based interventions, such as the Community-Based Distribution Programme;
  • Mapping and focusing on high-burden districts and villages, with total fertility rate greater than 3, unmet need greater than 15 percent or 20 percent, and CPR between 35 percent or 45 percent;
  • Conduct formative research to inform the development and adaptation and field-testing of IEC materials in local ethnic languages; and
  • Pilot youth-friendly service counselling rooms—separate from the maternal, neonatal, and child health unit—and in selected district hospitals.

DateJuly 6, 2016

In support of Family Planning 2020 and the Global Strategy on Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, PSI, through its global network of country programs, commits to reaching 10 million people under the age of 25 years old with modern contraceptive methods by December 2020.

Population Services International (PSI) - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 6, 2016

PSI and its partners will test new and bold ways of collaborating with young people to reimagine and redefine the way sexual, reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programs are designed, delivered, measured, and evaluated. In doing so, PSI aims to improve its collection of age-disaggregated data and share lessons learned.

PSI will work toward ensuring all sexually active young people, regardless of marital status or parity, have access to the widest available range of contraceptive options, including long-acting reversible contraceptives, and that access to services is embraced and advocated for by young people, their health providers, their families, and their communities.

PSI’s philosophy is that life is lived holistically and that SRHR can only be effectively addressed in the context of a hopeful vision of a bright future. PSI is seeking innovative entry points for adolescent- and youth-focused SRHR programs, new ways of packaging and delivering high quality services to adolescents and youth, and new models of sustainability that harness market forces.

Management Sciences for Health - Program & Service Delivery

DateSeptember 15, 2015

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) commits to improving the health systems that support and sustain family planning programs because the success of family planning and reproductive health integrated programming is only as strong as the health system that supports it. In addition, MSH pledges to support national, subnational and local leaders to advocate and plan for achieving FP2020 goals by working through MSH’s global, regional and country projects.

MSH pledges to strengthen supply chain systems for family planning commodities and help reduce stock outs by providing tools and technical assistance to ensure contraceptive security.

MSH also commits to using and building upon its performance management approaches and frameworks, such as the Leadership Development Program, to help decision makers use real-time data to implement, track and propel results of high-impact practices in family planning. In addition, MSH pledges to help build leadership skills at all levels of the health system, including governing bodies, service providers, and community health workers, to align support to FP2020 goals, including expanding MSH's YOUTHLEAD program to build the leadership skills of young family planning champions.

Somalia - Program & Service Delivery

DateSeptember 15, 2015

The government of Somalia commits to strengthening reproductive health commodity security by developing and implementing a strategy and action plan. In addition, Somalia pledges to establish a coordinated supply chain mechanism to ensure continuous availability of high-quality contraceptives and other essential reproductive and maternal health commodities. Furthermore, the government plans to increase institutional and workforce capacity in supply chain management and ensure the reproductive health supply chain is integrated with the emerging national health sector commodity supply chain.

The government also commits to expanding community-based family planning by strengthening linkages between health facilities and the community; integrating community reproductive health outreach interventions; improving the quality of services provided by community health workers; and strengthening referral systems. Madagascar also pledges to increase advocacy about family planning among communities, adolescents and young people, men and religious leaders and commits to strengthening coordination, commitment and collaboration between the public and private sector to improve reproductive health services, training, supplies, equipment and commodities.

Cameroon - Policy & Political

DateNovember 25, 2014

The Government of Cameroon commits to ensuring the mobilization of the budget line for the actual purchase of contraceptives, establishing a mechanism to subsidize family planning services for the most vulnerable users, notably adolescents and youth and women with disabilities, and strengthening the multisectoral commitment to family planning.

The government also commits to disseminating reproductive health and family planning framework documents available to the government and implementing the priority interventions chosen and to institutionalizing the use of certain methods utilized in community outreach, notably pill and injectable contraceptives.

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Zimbabwe - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 22, 2012

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2012: Zimbabwe plans to increase access to a comprehensive range of family planning methods including long-acting and permanent methods (LAPMs) at both private and public health facilities. Other plans include promoting dual protection for prevention of unwanted pregnancy and STIs/HIV by increasing the availability of male and female condoms for sexually active persons; integrating family planning services with PMTCT and MCH services, with a particular focus on post-partum women; and improving and scaling-up gender-sensitive family planning services for vulnerable groups including youth, especially adolescent girls.

Zimbabwe will strive to increase knowledge of all family planning methods using a targeted approach that addresses the needs of women, girls, youths, and other disadvantaged groups (e.g. disabled) in both urban and rural areas to generate demand and enable them to make informed family planning decisions. Zimbabwe commits to improve method mix and strengthen the integration of family planning with reproductive health, HIV and maternal health services, as well as to strengthen overall coordination and consolidate existing and establish new partnerships (e.g. public/private partnerships) to scale up and improve the quality of the national family planning program.

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For more than 40 years, Planned Parenthood Global, the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has been working overseas to ensure that women, men and young people in some of the world’s most neglected areas have access to the health care they need to control their bodies and their futures.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America commits to reaching 2 million more women in the United States with reproductive health care, including life-saving preventative screenings and family planning counseling and services. Planned Parenthood will work with its nearly 80 affiliates across the United States to expand reproductive health services to areas and communities currently lacking access.

Additionally, through the organization’s international arm, Planned Parenthood Global, it commits to supporting its in-country partners in Africa and Latin America to reach 1 million people by 2015 with sexual and reproductive health information, supplies and services, with an emphasis on family planning. Planned Parenthood Global will continue to invest in the long-term autonomy and sustainability of local organizations implementing a human rights-based approach to delivering the highest-quality reproductive health care. It will support innovative pilot projects to improve quality of care overall and bridge barriers for those most in need of information and services, yet who have the least access to them. Planned Parenthood Global will also expand projects focusing on young people, especially using social media, to reach an additional half a million adolescents with information and access to services when they need them. 

 

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United Nations Foundation - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

The United Nations Foundation will work to improve the lives of adolescent girls through investments in developing country programs focused on adolescent girls’ needs. In addition, it will champion the use of mobile technologies to improve health throughout the world and launch and co-lead the Family Planning and Reproductive Health pillar of the Millennium Development Goal Health Alliance to target and engage private sector partners to ensure access to a full range of contraceptive methods. 

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DateJuly 11, 2012

Pathfinder commits to increasing financial support for family planning programs in Pathfinder’s existing program countries and at least two new countries. Pathfinder will raise an additional US $3 million by 2014 to augment its already robust family planning-related programs. One third of this commitment will be used to reach young people in underserved regions, such as in West Africa.  

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Mozambique - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2014:Mozambique will revitalize family planning information, services, and outreach for youth, build public-private partnerships to improve the distribution of contraceptive commodities, and increase the number of health facilities offering at least three contraceptive methods from one-third to 50 percent by 2015. Efforts will be put forth to train at least 500 health providers to provide post-partum and post-abortion counseling on family planning and contraception by 2015.

Additionally, the Government of Mozambique will stimulate an increase in demand of family planning services, by expanding the provision of information and family planning services in rural and peri-urban communities. It will do this by promoting community based distribution of contraceptives and the participation and involvement of communities, health agents, traditional midwives, non-governmental organizations, and mobile clinics. Mozambique, in particular, will intensify community involvement at local levels through engaging religious leaders and community leaders in educating and advocating for various methods of family planning.

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DateJuly 11, 2017

Between 2017 and 2020, Médecins du Monde / Doctors of the World (MdM) will implement Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) activities in 13 countries out of the 69 focus countries of FP2020:

  • In Africa: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Madagascar, Nigeria, Niger, Somalia;
  • In Asia: Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka;
  • In the Carribean: Haïti 
  • In Middle East: Iraq.

Médecins du Monde’s programs will provide access to Family Planning to 1,000,000 people, including 150,000 young people (from 10 to 24 years old).

 In French-speaking countries in the Caribbean (Haiti) and in Africa (Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire DR Congo, Madagascar, Niger), we will implement a program to:

  • At the national level: improve the prevention and management of unwanted pregnancies following the principles of a human rights-based approach and with a specific focus on young people and youth. We will do so through:
  • Strengthening health systems at the local and district levels
  • Empowering rights holders
  • Promoting healthy public policies adapted to the specific needs of youth

In the different intervention areas, we will develop approaches that contribute to make SRH services (e.g. health education, FP, PAC) available, accessible, affordable, and at a high level of quality, especially to young people and adolescents.

  • At the regional and international levels: Advocacy towards regional and international platforms and intergovernmental institutions to keep SRHR at the top of the agenda and advance attention to the needs and rights of young people. This advocacy shall be rooted in sharing promising practices from our field evidence. At the regional level, we will mainly target the West African Health Organization in close collaboration with the Ouagadougou Partnership. We will connect the advocacy work done at international and regional level through increased support and involvement of national CSOs including youth movements. Through this approach we will also aim at strengthening the weight of pro-SRHR voices from francophone Africa.

 In addition to this program, Médecins du Monde will also be working in other countries supported by FP2020. For instance, access to family planning is a core component of the package of services we implement directly (in Nigeria and Iraq), through a local NGO we support (in Somalia) or through reinforcement of the public health system (Sri Lanka, Nepal).

In Nigeria and Iraq, we work in crisis settings where we implement the MISP. This is done through the provision of direct services in mobile health units.

In Sri Lanka and Nepal, we target specifically vulnerable population groups (remote areas and IDPs) to increase access to SRHR through community awareness, improvement of quality service provision and support to local CSOs advocating on SRHR.

In Somalia, we respond to primary healthcare of host population and refugees in Bossasso. The project is implemented through a local organization (ISDP) that aims at strengthening public health facilities and community awareness and mobilization. We have a strong focus on family planning and GBV management.

In Pakistan, we will contribute to the prevention of unwanted pregnancies by focusing on strengthening universal access and quality of family planning public health services through a five-year project in the Province of Punjab.

Médecins du Monde also produces shared resources, including our guidelines, training modules and research studies. For example, in 2015, we conducted a study in Burkina Faso, DRC, Palestine and Peru on the sociocultural and community determinants of unwanted pregnancies. These resources are available in English and French. Most of them are also available in Spanish.

 

As a humanitarian organization, the challenges we face in achieving our commitment include operational and security volatility in the field, as well as fundraising.

DateJuly 11, 2017

Together with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), the MTV Staying Alive Foundation (SAF) is a global expert in reaching young people and has over two decades of experience in HIV prevention and sexual health awareness and mass-media behavior change.

MTV Shuga is SAF’s most successful behavior change campaign and since the first season aired in 2009 in Kenya we produced 5 series, totalling more than 1000 hours of TV content airing on more than 170 broadcasters and reaching over 700 million people every campaign. With stories focusing on HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights and family planning, MTV Shuga fuses core sexual health messaging including HIV prevention,contraception, unplanned pregnancy, gender based violence, transactional sex and first time sex, challenging misconceptions and inspiring young people aged 15 to 24, to talk openly and honestly about their sexual health. The format combines a TV drama series with radio, digital, print, social media and on-the-ground activities, with high-quality production;entertaining, youth-relevant storylines and characters; music and cultural references. Having the MTV brand, a global and highly-recognisable youth-brand synonymous with truthful,life-changing portrayals of young lives, makes it highly-popular among broadcasters and youth audiences. By combining entertainment with health messaging, MTV Shuga normalises safer and more positive attitudes, social norms and behaviour.

A further two campaigns of MTV Shuga will launch in Nigeria in 2018 which will mainly focus on family planning with the aim to drive demand for contraception among adolescents. We will reach at least 24 million young people in Nigeria through TV, radio, digital and on-the-ground activities.

SAF is also committed to implementing a campaign based onMTV Shuga in Egypt in 2018 which will focus on family planningissues, including demand for contraception, gender basedviolence, child marriage as well as female genital mutilation. Weestimate to reach at least 25 million young people in Egypt.

SAF will also implement a similar campaign focusing on family planning, child exploitation and HIV in India by 2020. We will reach at least 176 million young people in India through MTV’s(Viacom 18) reach alone.Viacom, Viacom 18 and SAF’s commitment also includes producing all the content rights-cleared and distributing it at no cost to any other broadcaster or organization globally, creating the potential to reach hundreds of millions of people.

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