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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.
Nepal - Program & Service Delivery

DateMarch 16, 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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Nepal - Policy & Political

DateMarch 16, 2015

Nepal pledges to reposition family planning to foster sustainable social and economic development and to execute the Costed Implementation Plan on FP (2015-2020) within the Nepal Health Sector Program III (2015-2020). Nepal commits to identify barriers to accessing family planning services faced by individuals and couples, including adolescents and youth, those living in rural areas, migrants and other vulnerable or marginalized groups. The government also pledges to formulate policies and strategies to address these barriers. Furthermore, Nepal commits to improving the regulatory framework to promote public-private partnerships.

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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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Uganda - Program & Service Delivery

DateOctober 28, 2014

Uganda will partner with appropriate private sector bodies and institutions for the integration of maternal health, reproductive health, family planning, and HIV&AIDS information and services for their employees and families and strengthen institutional capacity of public and community-based service delivery points to increase choice and quality of care at all levels (through staff recruitment, training, motivation and equipment).

Uganda will support the development and professionalization of midwifery through skills training, good employment practices, and the involvement of midwives in policy dialogue and health management. The Government of Uganda will continue investing in midwifery career promotion and the bonded midwifery scholarship programs. A road-map to finance, train, recruit, retain, and manage performance of skilled human resources for health will be developed.

Uganda commits to rolling out youth friendly services in all Government Health Centre IVs and District Hospitals; Strengthening the technical and institutional functionality of Uganda Health Marketing Group and National Medical Store in a dual public-private reproductive health supplies distribution system; and continuing to support the public-private arrangement for increased access to family planning services. Uganda plans to scale up partnerships with CSOs and private sector entities for family planning outreach and community-based services to target hard to reach communities, and to invest in social marketing and social franchising approaches to ensure access to family planning. 

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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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Burundi - Program & Service Delivery

DateJune 23, 2014

Burundi pledges to improve quality of family planning services by training health workers at the all public health sector facilities and by increasing access to services by establishing health posts for family planning in geographically inaccessible areas, including clinics run by religious organizations that do not offer modern contraceptive methods. The Government of Burundi also commits to integrating services with other programs, such as immunization and HIV. 

The government also commits to scaling up community based services through community mobilization and provision of family planning methods including task shifting by training Health Promotion Technicians and community health workers (CHWs) to offer injections. In addition, it commits to improving continuity of contraceptive use by training health workers to provide long acting reversible contraceptive methods and permanent methods. 

Burundi commits to generating demand by raising awareness about the importance of family planning through various communication channels and approaches. In particular, it seeks to improve access to reproductive health and family planning information and services for adolescents and young people, amongst others via information and communication technologies and invest in comprehensive sexuality education for the youth both in primary and secondary schools. 

Burundi also pledges to strengthen performance-based financing and extending it to the community level with the support of partners. 

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Benin - Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 12, 2013

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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Mauritania - Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 12, 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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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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Côte d'Ivoire - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 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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Save the Children - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Save the Children commits to strengthening the capacity of 143,600 frontline providers to deliver quality sexual and reproductive health and family planning services that are friendly to adolescents. Save the Children will focus on providing these services to those that are particularly vulnerable and hard-to-reach and will reach more than a quarter of a million adolescent girls. Working to raise awareness of the health and rights of young people, Save the Children will create safe spaces for young mothers and address the needs of girls vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence.

Recognizing the role of education in empowerment, Save the Children will scale up its work to increase girls’ enrollment, retention and graduation from basic education in four conflict-affected and fragile states, with a view to replication elsewhere. Save the Children will increase access to education for 250,000 girls, bring 10,000 women into teaching and provided professional development to 40,000 women teachers. On a global level, Save the Children will advocate for policies that will remove financial barriers to contraception, increase girls’ education and provide for the sexual education and economic empowerment of women. 

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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Kenya - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Kenya plans to scale up their voucher system, which provides reproductive services, including family planning, in five rural and urban districts in Kenya. The Kenyan Government has already established over 70 Youth Empowerment Centers. The target is to have one in each constituency to provide a one-stop-shop for youth friendly information, including family planning. Kenya will strengthen the collaborative approach, including the participation of public, private, and civil society organizations, at national and devolved governance levels in line with the new constitutional dispensation. Kenya also commits to review barriers to some contraceptive methods at community level health facilities, especially in remote locations, and to reform the Kenya Medical Supply Agency (KEMSA) to end stock outs and improve the supply chain for all medical commodities including family planning. Finally, Kenya has plans to restructure the National Council for Population and Development agency, and facilitate additional resources to re-launch the national family planning campaign.

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Kenya - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 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 - Objective

DateJuly 11, 2012

Malawi plans to increase CPR to 60% by 2020 with focus on 15-24 age group.

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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Ghana - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 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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Ghana - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

Ghana is committed to making family planning free in the public sector and supporting the private sector to provide services. Services will be available for sexually active young people through youth promoters and adolescent friendly services. Improved counseling and customer care will be prioritized.

Contraceptive choices are being expanded to include a wider range of long acting and permanent methods along with including task shifting options and improvement of post-partum and post-abortion family planning services. The government has put in place a comprehensive multi-sectorial program to increase demand for family planning as a priority intervention in the MDG 5 Acceleration Framework, including advocacy and communications to improve male involvement, such as the "Real Man" campaign.

In 2011, Ghana's Ministry of Health and its National Population Council have put in place an MDG 5 Acceleration Framework, also known as the MAF Plan. The country commits to revising its national health insurance benefits package to include FP services and supplies, which will make them free of charge everywhere.

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