Commitments, Progress & Transparency

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Afghanistan - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2016

The government of Afghanistan—as outlined in the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health—commits to adhering to the agreements made in the Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health Strategy (2017-2020) and the Kabul Declaration for Maternal and Child Health (2015). Through collaboration with the Family Planning 2020 Country Coordination Committee, the government pledges to increase access to reproductive health services by 2020. It also commits to ensure commodity security and increase method mix in Afghanistan, with a focus on long-acting and reversible methods and postpartum family planning. The Ministry of Public Health will finalize and operationalize the RHSC Strategic Action Plan. The government also pledges to ensure accountability through review of performance—led by the Ministry of Public Health—of the reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health program using RMNCH quarterly scorecards.

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.

Mali - Program & Service Delivery

DateJanuary 1, 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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Togo - Program & Service Delivery

DateOctober 3, 2014

The Government of Togo commits to increasing service coverage by taking into account private and associative structures offering family planning services, organizing family planning services for the benefit of isolated and marginalized groups, and improving the access of local populations to family planning methods through innovative strategies. It also commits to integrating adolescent-youth sexual and reproductive health services into the PMA (minimum package of services) of health structures and recruiting and training qualified personnel for offering quality services. The Government of Togo commits to strengthening data forecasting and management to optimize the supply chain and to promoting contraceptive product supply chain excellence.

Togo also pledges to evaluate community-based distribution of services, including injectables, by December 31, 2014, reinforce results-based mechanisms for coordination, monitoring, and evaluation, and strengthen communication around family planning, particularly for key target populations. The Government of Togo also pledges to promote family planning with advocacy tools (RAPID, religious RAPID) and to institutionalize the national campaign for family planning.

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Guinea - Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 12, 2013

The government commits to improving the access of local populations to all family planning methods by using community based service provision and increasing service coverage by taking into account private sector and civil society structures in supplying family planning services. The government commits to integrating youth sexual and reproductive health services into the basic services of health structures in two to eight administrative regions by 2018.

Guinea also pledges to recruiting 2,000 health workers in 2014, at a cost of USD $3.5 million. Each year until 2017, the government will recruit an additional workforce of 51 midwives, 111 government-registered nurses for rural areas, and will train 300 health technicians to serve as midwives.

Guinea will continue the roll-out of long-acting and permanent methods in 15 health districts currently lacking them. Guinea also pledges to improve forecasts and data management to optimize the family planning supply chain.

In addition, the government will strengthen results-driven coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and accountability mechanisms.  Guinea commits to developing partnerships with the private sector to enhance financing for family planning.

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Ethiopia - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Contraceptive use has doubled in Ethiopia since 2005. The government will further increase its funding to uphold the rights of all people to access and choose voluntary family planning through the strong network of primary health care providers.  Ethiopia commits to ensuring commodities security, increasing uptake of long-acting reversible methods (LARMs), expanding youth friendly services with a focus on adolescent girls, scaling up delivery of services for the hardest to reach groups, and to monitoring availability of contraceptives. 

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Rwanda - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 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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Senegal - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Senegal launched a national plan for family planning in November 2012. Within the Ministry of Health, Senegal plans to make Reproductive Health Division a Directorate and create a Family Planning Division. Senegal will allocate additional financial and human resources to the Reproductive Health Division to ensure the execution and monitoring of the national plan; ensure accountability at highest level and regular monitoring of the national plan and its performance indicators; introduce an advocacy program to increase financing; and improve the regulatory framework to reinforce the private sector, and strengthen the public sector.

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Burkina Faso - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Burkina Faso will define and develop strategies for engaging men; will support innovation by studying a pilot introduction of Depo-subQ in Uniject; will establish regular and active monitoring of the availability of contraceptive commodities at all levels; and will rigorously measure and evaluate the national action plan implementation to ensure targets are met. It will also seek to boost partnerships with the private sector and civil society organizations for service provision.

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Sierra Leone - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 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. 

WomanCare Global and PSI - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

WomanCare Global (WCG) and PSI will expand access to and stimulate demand for family planning by merging WCG’s supply chain management and quality assurance expertise with PSI’s health communications and social marketing of products and services.

With the focused deployment of resources for family planning programs from existing funding sources, the partnership between WCG and PSI will expand access to an array of reproductive health products and manage the large-scale distribution, increase usage of long-acting, reversible contraceptives, monitor quality of products and evaluate programs and will provide training and other forms of support. Specific tactics include the registration of a broad range of reproductive health products and the utilization of the existing wholesale and retail distribution infrastructure to make products widely available, supplemented by outreach events and the engagement of community-based health workers. The partnership will focus on an integrated pilot effort in four markets in Africa. 

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World Bank - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2012

The World Bank has already increased its multi-sector financing, capacity, analytical, and advisory work and monitoring of reproductive health in its Reproductive Health Action Plan priority countries. In support of the goals of the London Summit on Family Planning and in partnership with the UK and Norwegian governments, the Bank commits to scaling up support for results-based financing for health—helping countries match financing to specific, measurable targets toward improving maternal and child health, including expanding access to family planning. The Bank will work closely with global partners in the Partnership for Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health to see how support for these programs can be expanded even further.

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DateJuly 11, 2012

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.  

To make access to family planning universal, World Health Organization in collaboration with donors and partners commits to working with countries to integrate the WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Family Planning wheel and related tools and guidelines into health systems to expand access to and quality of family planning services.

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Zimbabwe - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Zimbabwe will eliminate user fees for family planning services by 2013. Zimbabwe will work to strengthen public-private partnerships, including civil society organizations in the provision of community-based and outreach services and implement a national campaign to increase national awareness of family planning, and health worker training and sensitization.

Zimbabwe commits to developing a research agenda on family planning and strengthening overall monitoring and evaluation, including operations research in family planning, as well as to reviewing policies and strategies to promote innovative service delivery models to improve access and utilization of family planning services for women and girls, particularly from the poorest wealth quintiles.

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Pakistan - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Pakistan commits to strengthening the National Task Force/National Population Commission on Population and Development to achieve policy consensus and program improvement for FP across provinces. The Task Force/Commission will also coordinate with the provinces to agree on specific service delivery targets that could be monitored periodically. Federal financing will be aligned with the achievement of these targets.

Post 18th Amendment provinces and Special Areas governments will develop health sector strategies for 2012-2020 containing interventions for promotion of FP, and will also regularly monitor the CPR. The National Population Policy 2010 will act as an umbrella as provinces develop their own population policies, prioritizing the centrality of population within their health and development plans.

In addition, cross party support for population issues will be ensured by the Parliamentary Group on Population and Development, to influence political party agendas before the next elections.

The MDG Parliamentary committee is currently ensuring accurate monitoring of MDG targets through independent data collected by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

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Mozambique - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

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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Mozambique - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

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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Liberia - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Liberia commits to keeping all family planning services free of charge to improve access. Family Planning is currently included in various health documents:

  • Road Map for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Morbidity and Mortality in Liberia,
  • National Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategy and Operational Plan, which identifies critical needs and specifies the interventions required to ensure continuous availability of contraceptives and vital RH medicines at all health services delivery and commodity distribution points. UNFPA and USAID are the principal partners in addressing the supply chain issues related to family plannin commodities in Liberia,
  • 10 year National Health Plan, and
  • Essential Package of Health Services, which emphasizes the uptake of family planning services through innovative strategies and by training general community health workers to conduct counseling, distribution of family planning commodities and appropriate administration of contraceptive methods.

The MOHSW will continue to advance key support systems for family planning and devise policies as needed. For example, the revised Health Information System (HIS) now integrates family planning and family planning commodities into monitoring and HIS tools at each level of the health system.

Niger - Program & Service Delivery

DateJune 11, 2012

Niger will work to include injectable contraceptives in methods provided by community health workers (CHWs). They will focus on new strategies to reach marginalized groups, including through Friends of Youth centers, and integrate family planning teaching into school health curricula.

Plans to increase services for isolated populations include:
  • Extension of local sites distributing contraceptive products;
  • Offering injectable contraceptives (DépoQ) by CHWs; and
  • Mobile clinics which will focus on offering long-term contraceptive methods.

Niger will also work to increase demand by scaling up the network of 200 Ecole Des Maris (School for Husbands), working with faith based networks, and integrating FP in the school health curriculum. To measure progress on the implementation of population policies, Niger will conduct contraceptive coverage surveys every 3 years, as well as conduct a national RHCS survey every year to follow indicators on the security of RH products, with emphasis on the availability of contraceptive products. Niger plans to have bi-annual follow-throughs of the supply chain of contraceptive products at the level of all 42 country districts and of the 8 regions as well as the national office of pharmaceutical and chemical products (ONPPC and the 3 regional ONPPC depots). In addition, Niger will introduce informative material and FP management tools (Channel software) at all levels (central, regional, district) for the monitoring and management of contraceptive commodities. 

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