DateJuly 11, 2016
The government commits to working with UNFPA to implement Project VNM8P02, which supports the Ministry of Health to effectively implement the National Strategy on Population and Reproductive Health (2011-2020). The project's total official development assistance (ODA) budget for the Ministry of Health for the period of 2011-2016 is USD $7.3 million. The project supports implementing a comprehensive condom program; controlling condom quality; developing a population law and other legal documents on family planning; conducting surveys on the accessibility to family planning services; and administering surveys on barriers faced by ethnic minority populations in accessing family planning services. During the period of 2016-2020, UNFPA commits to continuing its support to Vietnam on family planning and sexual and reproductive health and other issues.
The government will also partner with MSI to promote procurement of and access to long-term and permanent family planning methods for women living in difficult and prioritized areas in the country, including poor and near-poor women and minority women, basing services on the principle of a client's rights to informed choice and conforming to technical criteria as well as the Ministry of Health's requirements. In addition, the program will also support marketing capacity and procurement of contraceptives and diversifying choices of long-term contraceptives, including IUDs and implants.
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.
In August 2015, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation shared an update on progress in achieving its commitments to FP2020.
Highlights of grants made in 2014 and 2015 in Francophone West Africa include significantly increasing the Foundation’s support (along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to the Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit; providing a large, flexible grant to Marie Stopes International for developing an organizational strategy for the Sahel and testing different approaches for regional procurement and operational models; renewing support to Hope Consulting to incorporate results from the 2013 market segmentation analysis into Ministry of Health and family planning partner programming; renewing support to IntraHealth International for family planning advocacy coalitions in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Senegal; and funding World Faiths Development Dialogue to engage high-level faith leaders in Senegal in dialogue with the government about how to support implementation of that country’s costed implementation plan.In September 2015 the Hewlett Foundation plans to launch a formative evaluation of our strategy for family planning and reproductive health in Francophone West Africa. The evaluation will assess the Foundation’s strategy to serve as a catalyst in the region to spur an increase in access and use of family planning and reproductive health services, both through grantmaking and active participation as a core donor of the Ouagadougou Partnership.