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Myanmar - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2017

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2013: Myanmar seeks to boost partnership with the private sector, civil society organizations, and other development partners for expanded service delivery. The Government of Myanmar will continue to strengthen the logistics management information system to ensure reproductive health commodity security through improved projection, forecasting, procurement, supply, storage, systematic distribution, and inventory control. In addition, Myanmar will implement a monitoring system to strengthen quality of care and ensure women have a full range of contraceptive options.

The Government of Myanmar will review and develop a five-year strategic plan for reproductive health through a consultative process, and Myanmar’s family plan will address regional disparities and inequalities. The government also commits to improving the method mix with increased use of long-acting and permanent methods.

Myanmar will host a national conference focused on family planning and reproductive health best practices in 2014 and the 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in 2016. 

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Myanmar - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2013: Myanmar aims to strengthen the policy of providing clinical contraceptive methods by trained/skilled nurses, midwives and volunteers through better collaboration among multi-stakeholders within the context of Nay Pyi Taw Accord. The Government of Myanmar also pledges to implement people-centered policies to address regional disparity and inequity between urban and rural and rich and poor populations. In addition, Myanmar commits to expanding the forum of family planning under the umbrella of the Health Sector Coordinating Committee and to creating an Executive Working Group on Family Planning as a branch of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Technical Strategic Group.

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Mozambique - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2014:The Government of Mozambique will revitalize the National Partnership to Promote Maternal Health to implement and monitor multi-sector interventions for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5. They will continue to provide cost-free integrated sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) and commodities in all health facilities, and ensure that existing laws pertaining to SRH are known and implemented at all levels.

Mozambique will also work to strengthen existing coordination mechanisms between partners, private sector and government to accelerate the implementation of the national Family Planning and Contraceptives strategy.

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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.
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.

Bloomberg Philanthropies - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Bloomberg Philanthropies will continue to work to improve maternal and child health in some of the world’s poorest regions. For example, in Tanzania, Bloomberg Philanthropies has improved access to emergency obstetric care and raised the standard of care for mothers and their children in some of the most isolated parts of the country. Bloomberg Philanthropies is committed to the importance of integrating family planning services with obstetric care.

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Aman Foundation - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

The Aman Foundation’s funds will help facilitate research in integrated family health service delivery and family planning programs that help increase the number of new family planning users through improved quality of services, introduction to new contraceptive methods, innovative service-delivery interventions, and demand generation. The Aman Foundation also commits to enhancing partnerships with local community-based organizations, the private sector, and the public sector through an integrated community-based approach. The Aman Foundation will improve quality and effectiveness of family planning programs and services in the targeted project areas and will help to increase women's and girls’ ability to make informed decisions and have access to the most appropriate family planning services and supplies.

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