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FHI 360 - Policy & Political

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.

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Togo - Policy & Political

DateOctober 3, 2014

Togo commits to disseminating the national plan for repositioning family planning by June 30, 2015. In particular, the Government of Togo pledges to develop and adopt the implementing texts of the reproductive health law by December 31, 2014 and to disseminate the reproductive health law and its implementing texts by June 30, 2015.

The government also commits to developing a contractual arrangement strategy with the private sector for offering family planning services, and to scaling up best practices in reproductive health/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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Zimbabwe - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 22, 2012

Zimbabwe plans to increase access to a comprehensive range of family planning methods including long-acting and permanent methods (LAPMs) at both private and public health facilities. Other plans include promoting dual protection for prevention of unwanted pregnancy and STIs/HIV by increasing the availability of male and female condoms for sexually active persons; integrating family planning services with PMTCT and MCH services, with a particular focus on post-partum women; and improving and scaling-up gender-sensitive family planning services for vulnerable groups including youth, especially adolescent girls.

Zimbabwe will strive to increase knowledge of all family planning methods using a targeted approach that addresses the needs of women, girls, youths, and other disadvantaged groups (e.g. disabled) in both urban and rural areas to generate demand and enable them to make informed family planning decisions. Zimbabwe commits to improve method mix and strengthen the integration of family planning with reproductive health, HIV and maternal health services, as well as to strengthen overall coordination and consolidate existing and establish new partnerships (e.g. public/private partnerships) to scale up and improve the quality of the national family planning program.

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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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DateJuly 11, 2012

Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development (RFPD), as a resource to all Rotary clubs/districts worldwide for maternal and child health issues, commits to promote and support all efforts by Rotarians to improve maternal and child health and provide family planning information and resources.

RFPD commits to scaling up its model project in Northern Nigeria to expand to other Nigerian states beginning in 2012, opting for further introduction of the model also in other countries. RFPD will continue to expand its efforts in empowering women, promoting responsible parenthood and helping to improve the logistics and supply of family planning services in countries in need. RFPD operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International.

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. 

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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CARE International - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

CARE International will strengthen local governance mechanisms and the capacity of women and communities, particularly the most marginalized groups, to meaningfully participate in their own health, engage in local decision-making processes and to hold governments accountable to their commitments. CARE International is committed to building political will and mobilizing action at all levels—local to national to global—to ensure continued funding and prioritization of sexual, reproductive, and maternal health, scale-up of successful approaches, accountability to commitments and implementation of policies and programs that are rights-based, effective, culturally appropriate and address the needs of communities. 

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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. 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Program & Service Delivery

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. 

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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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World Health Organization (WHO) - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

WHO commits to expanding choice and method mix through contraceptive research and development and assessment of the safety and efficacy of new and existing methods. In addition, it commits to scaling up the availability of high-quality contraceptive commodities through product prequalification and Expert Review Panel (ERP) fast-track mechanisms. WHO will work to synthesize and disseminate evidence on effective family planning delivery models and actions to inform policies, address barriers and strengthen programs. In the context of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, WHO will work with countries with the highest levels of unmet needs to examine inequalities and vulnerabilities and reasons for the unmet need. 

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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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Pakistan - Program & Service Delivery

DateJuly 11, 2012

Pakistan will engage with provinces to implement the Minister's directive to provide birth spacing services in health facilities at all levels. Contraceptive services will be included in the essential service package of two provinces in 2012, with the others following in 2013.

Pakistan commits to making FP a priority for over 100,000 LHWs, who cover 70% of rural areas. They will strengthen LHW quality of care by regularizing their employment status, providing training, and reinforcing referral links between LHWs, community midwives, and nearby facilities. Pakistan will strengthen supply chain management, training and communication campaigns. A modern state of the art storage tracking system at the Central Contraceptive Warehouse in Karachi has been installed.

Pakistan is working to scale up access through public-private partnerships and contracting-out mechanisms, and to scale up work with religious and community leaders and men to promote the benefits of birth spacing. There will also be efforts to increase the focus on men in communications messages, mobilization activities, and services (through the increased availability of vasectomy services and condom distribution).

The provinces are planning other initiatives, such as:

  • Strengthening procurement and logistic systems for timely, regular and uninterrupted availability of contraceptives at all public service delivery points;
  • Improving the technical and communication skills of service providers for better service quality; and
  • Placing greater emphasis on communication for generating more demand, raising awareness, and changing behavior.
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India - Financial

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.

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