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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.

Madagascar - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2015:The government of Madagascar commits to strengthen community mobilization and distribution of contraception by prioritizing the needs of women and girls located in difficult-to-reach areas. Madagascar also pledges to ensure contraceptive security, including products for emergency contraception, to beneficiaries and institutionalize the annual national campaign for family planning. In addition, the government also commits to strengthening technical platforms for health training in family planning, particularly for long-acting and permanent methods and post-abortion/post-partum family planning.

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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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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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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 summary 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 - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: The Government of Kenya commits to increase the portion of the national budget for family planning services, specifically through a budget line allocated to the family planning.  It is noted that contraceptives are not included in the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF)-funded free maternity programme, for example. Inclusion of contraceptives in the existing health insurance schemes will increase access to FP for insured individuals, bolstering equitable access to Family Planning. The government will ensure post-partum family planning services are included as part of its Free Maternity Policy—Linda Mama programme—in which the Government invest 3 billion ksh annually to ensure mothers access free care at the point of delivery.

Kenya will broaden access and choice, especially in poorer regions such as Northern Kenya, by strengthening public and private health providers and through increasing the availability of long-acting and permanent methods of family planning. The Government will also scale up its efforts to equip health providers with skills on provision of long-acting methods with close partnership with private sector providers.

The Government reaffirms its commitment to expand access to youth-friendly services for adolescents and young people—specifically by improving existing service provision channels for accurate information and services on a wide range of contraceptive methods that respond to the diverse needs of adolescents. The government will ensure all pregnant adolescents, including the poor and hard-to reach, have access to skilled care during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. The government will also enhance effective referrals to relevant services for pregnant adolescents.

Kenya will work with the national supply agency (Kenya Medical Supplies Agency) to ensure family commodities are costed before distribution to counties. The government commits to increase demand for and access to family planning among those counties in the northern arid lands (NAL) with the lowest mCPR and highest unmet need and to improve contraceptive commodity security. This will be done with support from partners and through the NHIF .

The expected results are:

  • National Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) revised by June 2017 and launched in July, followed by county-level dissemination by October 2017
  • 47 counties will have costed implementation plans by 2020 and include specific goals and strategies for adolescents
  • Domestic financing for family planning commodities maintained at $7 million for the next two years and then double it thereafter; this will be tracked annually
  • Family planning fully implemented under the NHIF Linda Mama programme by end of 2018.
  • All 47 counties have a FP budget line by 2020
  • Health facilities offering youth-friendly services increased from 10% to 30% by 2020 and 50% by 2025.

Proportion of women with an unmet need or discontinue methods declines by 10% in 10 lowest mCPR counties each year.

2012: The Kenyan national government budget for family planning has increased from US $6 million in 2011 to US $8 million for 2012-2013. Budget allocation for family planning commodities has grown from US $2.5 million for 2005-2006 to US $6.6 million in for 2012-2013. This leaves Kenya an estimated funding gap of 60%. Kenya will continue to work closely with development partners to secure increased financing for family planning commodities and services. (DFID has a new family planning program of £31 million, 2013-2017).

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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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EngenderHealth - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: EngenderHealth seeks to build upon its prior commitment with a renewed focus on service delivery, youth, policy and advocacy, training, and contraceptive security to empower women and girls as rights holders and to hold governments and providers accountable as duty bearers.

We commit to reaching 13 million women and girls with comprehensive, rights-based contraceptive counselling in 13 FP2020 countries over the next three years, and of those counselled, to reaching 11.7 million women and girls with contraceptive methods of their choice. We will undertake this work with a goal that by 2020 at least 15% of women and girls reached at EngenderHealth-supported sites will be under the age of 20.

We will work with governments to effect policy changes that increase access to a full range of contraceptive methods, especially for unmarried youth. We will collaborate with partners and health ministries to strengthen the availability, use, and reporting of quality performance monitoring data, with an emphasis on improving data disaggregated by age, sex, and marital status.

We will expand our training efforts by 25%, to train approximately 5,000 providers to deliver quality contraceptive services.  We will work to improve contraceptive security by reducing reported stock-outs. We will also work to strengthen the use of data for decision making to improve contraceptive security and to expand access to post-abortion contraception.

2012: By expanding access to, strengthening demand for, and improving the quality of family planning services, EngenderHealth seeks to broaden voluntary use of contraception and increase informed decision making about family planning.

EngenderHealth will, in partnership with donors, program approximately $40 million in Western and Central Africa by 2020 to expand women’s access to and use of family planning services. Program activities will focus on Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Togo, Niger, and Nigeria as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In order to assist governments and other implementing partners in fulfilling their FP2020 commitments, EngenderHealth pledges to develop and apply with partners a framework that will guide the provision of family planning services, ensuring that they respect, protect, and fulfill individuals’ human rights. This framework, and accompanying tools, are envisioned to play a practical and instrumental role in ensuring that all family planning services are grounded in human rights.

In the United States, EngenderHealth commits to reaching at least 500,000 U.S. women through a dynamic communications and advocacy campaign that will inspire action in support of women in developing countries who want, but do not have, access to contraception and safe childbirth.

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Pakistan - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment summary here

2012: Pakistan will engage with provinces to implement the Minister's directive to provide birth spacing services in health facilities at all levels. Contraceptive services will be included in the essential service package of two provinces in 2012, with the others following in 2013.

Pakistan commits to making FP a priority for over 100,000 LHWs, who cover 70% of rural areas. They will strengthen LHW quality of care by regularizing their employment status, providing training, and reinforcing referral links between LHWs, community midwives, and nearby facilities. Pakistan will strengthen supply chain management, training and communication campaigns. A modern state of the art storage tracking system at the Central Contraceptive Warehouse in Karachi has been installed.

Pakistan is working to scale up access through public-private partnerships and contracting-out mechanisms, and to scale up work with religious and community leaders and men to promote the benefits of birth spacing. There will also be efforts to increase the focus on men in communications messages, mobilization activities, and services (through the increased availability of vasectomy services and condom distribution).

The provinces are planning other initiatives, such as:

  • Strengthening procurement and logistic systems for timely, regular and uninterrupted availability of contraceptives at all public service delivery points;
  • Improving the technical and communication skills of service providers for better service quality; and
  • Placing greater emphasis on communication for generating more demand, raising awareness, and changing behavior.
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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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Mali - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2015: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.

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Mali - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2015: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.

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DateJuly 11, 2017

Reckitt Benckiser, maker of Durex, is committed to disseminating the findings and data from their Global Sex Survey – the largest and most comprehensive global attitudinal survey on social and cultural sex mores run in 41 countries (including FP2020 focus countries India, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, and Indonesia) across all ages, and valued at £1 million – in order to assist governments, NGOs, and health providers as they design interventions to provide contraception to all those in need. This pre-eminent global survey collects data on attitudes towards sex, sexuality and relationships, first sexual experiences, sex education, sexual activity, contraception, protection and STIs; and can provide key insights into local trends and serve as a critical tool for policymakers and health providers implementing programs to reduce sexual violence, unintended pregnancies, and sexually transmitted infections. RB and Durex will partner with key government officials, civil society, and academia to host a forum in Brazil, India, China, Kenya, and Nigeria to disseminate the Global Sex Survey and identify programmes where together they can collaborate to improve sexual health, education, and rights for the more than 3 billion people.

Ghana - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: 

Increase the number of women and girls using modern contraception from 1.5 million to 1.9 million by improved access to and availability of quality family planning services at all levels, expanded contraceptive method mix and increased demand. Reduce teenage pregnancy and child marriage

  • Increase mCPR among currently married women or women in union from 22% to 29% by 2020 through improved access to FP in peri-urban and rural areas.
  • Increase mCPR among sexually-active married and unmarried adolescents from, respectively, 16.7% and 31.5% to 20% and 35% by improving their access to sexual and reproductive health information and services.

2012: MDG 5 Acceleration Framework, also known as the MAF Plan, includes the following strategies:

  • Use community-based nurses to deliver FP services in rural areas.
  • Eliminate user fees for FP services in all public health facilities.
  • Increase demand for FP, including advocacy and communications to improve male involvement.
  • Improve workforce training and options for task shifting.
  • Improve counseling and customer care.
  • Improve post-partum and post-abortion care.
  • Offer expanded contraceptive choices including a wider range of long acting and permanent methods.
  • Provide adolescent-friendly services for sexually active young people.
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FHI 360 - Program & Service Delivery

DateOctober 31, 2016

Updated - October 2016: FHI 360 commits to progressing at least 5 new contraceptive methods through the development pipeline. FHI 360 also pledges to support the introduction of new and affordable IUDs into FP2020 target countries. Development and introduction of new contraceptive technologies, particularly long-acting methods, will not only help meet the goals of FP2020, but also maintain and expand those successes in the coming decades.

July 11, 2012: FHI 360 plans to continue its efforts to widen the array of safe, effective, acceptable and affordable contraceptives worldwide. 

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Afghanistan - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2016

The government of Afghanistan commits to developing a family planning national costed implementation plan (2017-2020); strengthening community-level family planning services through the training of community health workers; and providing sufficient stock of contraceptives. Afghanistan also pledges to expand access to long-acting and reversible methods as well as training at least one male and one female health worker in each health facility in conducting family planning counseling and the appropriate administration of contraceptive methods. In addition, the government will strengthen community mobilization and increase advocacy about family planning among religious and community leaders, civil society, and youth as well as develop information, education, and communication and behavior change communication campaigns to address barriers to accessing family planning and reproductive health services. Afghanistan will also strengthen coordination, commitment, and collaboration between the public and private sector to improve reproductive health and family planning services, training, supplies, equipment, and commodities. In addition, the government will roll out a youth health line to five major cities to provide counseling and information to youth on reproductive health and family planning. The government will also include implants on the Ministry of Public Health’s essential medicines.

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.

DateJune 3, 2015

Marie Stopes International (MSI) commits to enabling a total of 26 million women (commitment updated on June 3, 2015), in the world’s poorest countries, to use contraceptives by 2020.  MSI will work in partnership with governments to help identify, address and remove policy, financial, and other barriers to accessing contraceptives, information and services.

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Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

DSW commits to continue and expand its advocacy for both greater availability of contraceptives and removal of barriers to access and to help build community support for contraceptive access. DSW will also work to increase the number of advocacy interventions to prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning, and gender policies and programs and interventions to increase access to family planning. 

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Save the Children - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Save the Children will form partnerships that will raise awareness of rights, empower women and girls and stimulate demand for family planning.  

DateJuly 11, 2012

Bloomberg Philanthropies commits to contributing US $50 million across the next eight years.

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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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DateJuly 11, 2012

For the next eight years, the Hewlett Foundation expects to maintain at least the current level of committing US $22 million annually to international family planning and reproductive health, including extending approximately US $13 million in grants for a combination of direct service provision and advocacy specifically related to family planning.

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Hewlett Foundation - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will support an effort to develop and cost out options for an external accountability mechanism around the financial and political commitments made at the London Summit on Family Planning. The Hewlett Foundation also will intensify engagement in the Ouagadougou Partnership and its focus on accelerating access to family planning services in Francophone West Africa with the Gates Foundation, USAID, and the French Government.  

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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

The United Nations Foundation commits to fulfilling and building upon its 2010 US $400 million commitment to Every Woman Every Child and its continued work to achieve universal access to reproductive health care.

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United Nations Foundation - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues, including global health and women's empowerment.

The United Nations Foundation commits to strengthening renewed leadership and investment in reproductive health by unlocking new bilateral and multilateral resources to address the global unmet need for family planning by 2015 and promoting the voices of global leaders as well as new and influential voices to inform, engage and ensure greater focus and attention to the issue of reproductive health. The foundation will also conduct advocacy for budgets, policies and laws to protect adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health, rights and services.

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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, 2012

IPPF commits to generating support for sexual and reproductive health and rights from regional bodies, the Oil Rich States, the G20, BRICS and emerging economies, advocate to the pharmaceutical industry for affordable pricing for contraceptives and raise awareness and change the attitudes of community, political and public opinion leaders to support sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.

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DateJuly 11, 2012

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) supports the Civil Society Declaration to the London Summit on Family Planning.

IPPF will mobilize civil society and governments to improve the legislative, policy, regulatory and financial environment for family planning and will mobilize the international movement created through IPPF’s role as Co-Vice Chair of the Stakeholder Group to the London Summit on Family Planning to hold governments accountable.

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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.

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.

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