Commitments, Progress & Transparency

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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.

Somalia - Program & Service Delivery

DateSeptember 15, 2015

The government of Somalia commits to strengthening reproductive health commodity security by developing and implementing a strategy and action plan. In addition, Somalia pledges to establish a coordinated supply chain mechanism to ensure continuous availability of high-quality contraceptives and other essential reproductive and maternal health commodities. Furthermore, the government plans to increase institutional and workforce capacity in supply chain management and ensure the reproductive health supply chain is integrated with the emerging national health sector commodity supply chain.

The government also commits to expanding community-based family planning by strengthening linkages between health facilities and the community; integrating community reproductive health outreach interventions; improving the quality of services provided by community health workers; and strengthening referral systems. Madagascar also pledges to increase advocacy about family planning among communities, adolescents and young people, men and religious leaders and commits to strengthening coordination, commitment and collaboration between the public and private sector to improve reproductive health services, training, supplies, equipment and commodities.

Solomon Islands - Program & Service Delivery

DateNovember 25, 2014

Solomon Islands commit to making men partners in all reproductive heath issues, including voluntary family planning. 

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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Senegal - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Senegal has plans to generate demand for family planning, especially through mass media communication and community mobilization, with targeted messages for women and to increase involvement of men and young people, and to leverage networks of religious leaders and national and local champions to advocate for family planning.

Senegal will improve the supply chain and reduce stock outs to zero especially through the Informed Push Model; improve forecasting and quantification of needs with the Reality Check model; Expand service points (e.g., mobile outreach, social marketing, and franchising models) and remove barriers ((e.g. prescription requirements, stock-outs) to increase access for remote and vulnerable populations; Improve choice of methods and the quality of service, especially for youth, through recruitment, training, and supervision of qualified personnel; Introduce innovative approaches to family planning, such as the acceptability study of Depo subQ, a new self-injectable contraceptive; Scale up community based services through task shifting; and integrate family planning services with other programs such as immunization and HIV. 

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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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Bangladesh - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

The Government of Bangladesh commits to increasing adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health and family planning services, providing adolescent sexual and reproductive health services at one-third of maternal newborn and child health centers. Bangladesh will monitor to ensure quality of care is strengthened, including informed consent and choice and to support women to continue use of family planning methods. The government will work with the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to: address the needs of young people, especially young couples; reduce regional disparities, working with leaders and communities to delay early marriage and child birth; and increase male involvement. It will also increase training and workforce development. Bangladesh commits to adopting innovative service delivery approaches, like behavior change and information and communications technology. The government also commits to improving choice and availability of Long Acting and Permanent Methods (LaPMs), including for men, and post-partum and post-abortion services.

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IntraHealth International - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Updated July 11, 2016—To support the achievement of FP2020 goals, IntraHealth commits to applying its technical, programmatic, measurement, and advocacy resources and expertise to expanding equitable access to an increased number of frontline health workers. Specifically, it pledges to deliver quality family planning services and products globally and in 20 FP2020 priority countries, including by playing a leadership role in the nine Ouagadougou Partnership Francophone West African countries where IntraHealth serves as the Secretariat. IntraHealth plans to sustain and grow its family planning programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.

IntraHealth commits to reaching 315,000 health workers annually by 2020 with education, skills building, and supervisory, management, and policy support. The organization will build on its programs and partnerships in both the private and public sectors to ensure that health workers at the front line are prepared to be catalysts of change.

IntraHealth will also leverage the use of new and proven digital health technologies to improve health worker performance, service quality, and health outcomes and to spur innovation in how health workers are trained, incentivized, and managed, primarily through deployment of our suite of open-source human resource information systems strengthening tools and approaches, iHRIS.

IntraHealth will advocate globally, nationally, and at decentralized levels for the critical policy reforms necessary to expand access to modern contraception. IntraHealth’s focus will include:

  • Task-shifting, especially for long-acting family planning methods and Sayana Press;
  • The critical role of community health workers;
  • The importance of meeting the growing sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents; and
  • Augmenting male engagement.

IntraHealth will also prioritize estimating human resource requirements needed to achieve targets outlined in country costed implementation plans, while focusing on gender dimensions of the workforce.

The organization will provide technical assistance to governments and health systems to improve hiring, deployment, management, motivation, performance, and retention of health workers and work with national and regional professional regulatory bodies to ensure that scopes of practice, training curricula, and quality assurance systems encompass the latest available evidence on family planning methods, services, and strategies.

 

July 11, 2012—IntraHealth International commits to advocating for and expanding access to an increased number of skilled frontline health workers delivering quality family planning services in West Africa, building on its global commitment to ensuring health workers are present, ready, connected and safe. IntraHealth International commits to contributing to doubling West Africa’s regional average contraceptive prevalence rate by 2020—leveraging new and existing programs and partnerships with governments, donors, civil society and the private sector to:

  • Expand use of mobile technologies to increase health workers’ access to accurate, up-to-date information on family planning and reproductive health services;
  • Foster greater integration of family planning with HIV/AIDS services and maternal, newborn and child health care;
  • Collaborate with regional and national accrediting agencies and professional associations to ensure that pre-service and in-service training curricula include state-of-the-art information on methods, services and behavior change;
  • Encourage greater involvement and support of male partners for the successful use of contraceptive methods and family planning and reproductive health services; and
  • Support increased engagement and leadership of civil society and young people to promote healthy reproductive health behaviors, including greater social and cultural acceptability of family planning.
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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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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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