DateOctober 31, 2016
Updated - October 2016: FHI 360 renews its commitment to expand the evidence base for family planning programming and the translation of evidence into policy and practice. In response to a lack of knowledge about the association between hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition, FHI 360 will provide evidence to support contraceptive decision-making for women at risk of HIV infection who also wish to avoid pregnancy. FHI 360 continues its commitment to make family planning more accessible through task-shifting, by conducting research and advocacy for policy change. FHI 360 will continue to work with government stakeholders in FP2020 countries to develop, implement, and monitor costed implementation plans for family planning. In addition, FHI 360 will advocate for the inclusion of family planning as an essential part of an integrated approach to development; when women and girls are able to plan the size of their families and time their pregnancies, we make progress on nearly every Sustainable Development Goal.
July 11, 2012: FHI 360 will expand the evidence base for safe and effective family planning and will translate high-quality evidence into policy and practice.
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.
DateJuly 11, 2016
The government of Vietnam commits to make family planning and reproductive health services more accessible in regions that have a slowly declining maternal mortality rate. In addition, Vietnam pledges to cooperate with telecommunication providers and high-tech media in proactively providing information to adolescents and unmarried youth; improving cooperation between public and private providers to provide youth-friendly services and contraceptive methods; developing reproductive and sexual health policies and strengthening intersectoral cooperation on youth's reproductive and sexual health; and promoting youth participation in developing, implementing, and monitoring reproductive and sexual health services and interventions.
The government also commits to improve rights-based approaches in providing family planning services, developing national standards for a quality system of contraceptive methods in accordance with international standards; developing policies to support participation of private-sector and nongovernmental organizations in providing contraceptives and family planning services; expanding and perfecting financial mechanisms for family planning services to ensure quality, competitive price, and method mix. Vietnam also pledges to strengthen the health system, improve linkages and integrate HIV into family planning and sexual and reproductive health policies, programs, and services at all levels; improving policies and interventions in accordance with culture; ensure the provision of quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services, thereby improving clients' satisfaction.
DateSeptember 16, 2015
Management Sciences for Health commits to collaborating with FP2020 to develop and monitor costed implementation plans at all levels of government.
DateJuly 11, 2012
The foundation will also support research and development to create new contraceptives that can better serve the needs and circumstances of more women in the poorest countries around the world.
In August 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shared an update on progress in achieving its commitments to FP2020.
By cultivating high-level political leadership around countries’ FP2020 commitments, the Gates Foundation and its grantees have been able to work with government to expand access to family planning in priority countries. For example:
DateJuly 11, 2012
The Government of Tanzania will increase its financial allocation for family planning, while strengthening partnerships to continue implementing the National Family Planning Costed Implementation Program.
In September 2016, the Government of Tanzania shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
The government reports performing the following activities in support of its financial commitment:
DateJuly 11, 2012
Expenditure on family planning alone out of the total reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCH+A) budget is expected to exceed US $2 billion from 2012 to 2020. India will mobilize domestic resources without dependence on external aid and will invest increased resources in the National Rural Health Mission, the largest public health program in the world. India will implement the National Urban Health Mission, which has a special focus on the poor. The country will continue implementation of costed plans for reproductive health and child health including family planning national, sub-national, and district levels, with the goal of scaling up investments and service delivery in 264 districts with particularly weak public health indicators.
In August 2015, the Government of India shared an update on its commitment to FP2020. Here are the government's responses.